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Upcoming Festivals and Conventions
 
25th Annual Asian Culture Festival

Date and Time:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015

 

Where:

Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187 Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33031

 

Details: event details

 

The Asian Culture Festival offers a virtual day trip to Asia. Festival-goers will enjoy a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Highlights include folk dance and classical music from different asian countries. If you have a moment, please pass by our tent to have your name written in Japanese, make origami patterns, and learn about the Japan Exchange and Teaching(JET) Program. Also, make sure to visit the Coral Rock Auditorium for the Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement) workshops , and stop by the main stage to listen to the thrilling sounds of Fushu Daiko, and Shakuhachi Master, Marco Lienhard.

 

The festival is sponsored by the Thai-American Association of South Florida, the Miami-Dade County Asian Advisory Board, Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation Department and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.


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ALT*Con: Tallahassee

Date: March 14th-15th, 2015


Time: Please check website for times


Where:University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Student Union


Details: event details

 

Tallhassee's geek convention is back for a third year with its ongoing mission to bring the wide world of geeks and nerds to the quiet canopy roads of Florida's capital city.


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  Japanese Spring Festival

Date: March 22, 2015


Time: 11:00 A.M.~4:00 P.M.


Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Details:

 

Miami Beach, FL – Feb. 15, 2015 – The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami are teaming up for this year’s annual Japanese Spring Festival to bring a kimono fashion show to the Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach) on Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

 

The fashion show will feature 12 ensembles, designed by Hiromi Asai, whose kimonos are featured in Vogue, in national television ads by Verizon Wireless, and New York Fashion Week. Ms. Asai will also talk briefly on the history of kimonos and the coming of age ceremony, along with presenting the material they are made of to educate the audience on the process of creating and wearing a kimono.

 

The kimonos are unique in the way that they are traditional yet modern.

The fashion show is the highlight event of the 4th annual Japanese Spring Festival, which is a free admission event held at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as part of the Garden’s community outreach and education efforts. Besides educating Miamians on Japanese culture, the festival also celebrates the emerging flora in the Garden’s Japanese garden, and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Other aspects of the Japanese Spring Festival include:

 

• Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko at 11:15, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
• Sushi and bento boxes prepared onsite by SooWoo restaurant
• Sake tasting by Hiro sake
• Children’s art activities: make your own Zen garden, origami and paper lanterns
• Giant koi fish release and presentation by Dan Barrett of Pond Alchemy at 3:00 p.m.
• See your name written in Japanese characters
• Lucky bamboo and Florida native plant sale

 

All activities at the Japanese Spring Festival will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a free botanical garden for the public to enjoy, as well as providing free cultural and environmental education.

To learn more visit www.mbgarden.org or follow the Garden’s updates on social media.


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  Martial Arts, Magic, Music & More. All Free!

 

Date: March 22nd, 2015


Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M.


Where: Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden


Details:

FREE FESTIVAL, fun for the entire family! Martial Arts demonstrations. Be amazed by Master Magician!. See an Ikebana demonstration and listen to the exciting Taiko Drummers. All Free!

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Please contact Rick DelVecchio for booth and sponsorship information 305-992-0703

This event is made possible with the support of Richo, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Armstrong Ford, City of Miami Parks, Jungle Island and Lan Pan Asian Cuisine.

 


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Hatsume Fair 2015

Date: April 18-19, 2015


Time: Regular garden hours


Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446


Details:

Celebrating the first bud of spring on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015, Morikami’s largest annual event, Hatsume Fair, transforms the normally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival featuring three stages (with taiko drumming, martial arts demos and our annual costume and fashion show contest), avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, Asian and American food vendors and children’s activities.

 

Online ticket sales resume in March 2015

$15 for adults (11+)
$10 for children over 3
FREE for Morikami members
FREE for kids under 3

Happening @ Hatsume

Taiko drumming
Avenues of craft, plant and tea vendors
Anime @ Hatsume featuring our costume & fashion show contests
Japanese craft activities and games


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Special Events
  第二Coffee 会 (Japanese Language Group Meet-up)

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015

 

Time: 11:00 A.M.~2:00 P.M.

 

Place: Tropical Park

7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

The group will be meeting by the big hill nearest to the 56th street entrance. If you cannot find the group, please call Lauren at 305-926-1322

 

 

Event Details: The event this month will be a potluck lunch event. Please see details below.


When I was growing up in Miami, I never met a single Japanese person, much less anyone
that spoke Japanese at all. It was no surprise to me, then, that when I returned from Japan
this summer it was difficult to meet people with similar interests. The more my friends at
Florida JETAA and I discussed it, the more apparent it became that we need to build a
community where Japanese natives and South Florida locals can meet and share their
interests.
Now, you can join me, Lauren Sorondo, for our monthly Coffee 会話(kai-wa)! A unique
opportunity to foster language learning through cultural discussion and friendship.


In celebration of the great Miami weather, we'll be having a special Park Potluck for our
second meeting. So bring out your blankets, frisbees, and smiles - and a little something to
share!


When? Saturday, February 28th, 11:00 am - 2:00pm
Where? Tropical Park (7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155 )
Who should come? Ex-JETs, students, 日本人、アメリカ人 , singles, couples,
families…YOU!
While this is primarily an opportunity for Japanese language practice, people of all
proficiency levels are welcome! We'd love to get a mix of JET Alumni, students, and
Japanese natives together, so please tell your friends.
Plates, cups, and utensils will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish, snacks,
or drinks to share. Kindly RSVP at LSorondo1@gmail.com.

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  Kakehashi Project Community Event - Welcome Party for Kyoto Sangyo University Students

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Date: March 9th, 2015

 

Time: 12:45 P.M.~ 3:00 P.M.

 

Place: University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center, Ballroom A

 

Event details: click here

 

Come join the University of South Florida, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as they welcome a group of Kakehashi College Students from Kyoto Sangyo University to Tampa.The reception will include presentations by Kyoto Sangyo University students, about Japan today, and a welcome event. Light Refreshments will be served. This event is free, and open to the public.

 

 

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  Japanese Candy Art and Character Bento Demonstration

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Date: March 18th, 2015

 

Time: 3:30 P.M.~5:00 P.M.

 

Place: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Student Union 316AB

 

"When tradition meets modernity"

 

Have you ever wondered how to make those cute Japanese Character Bentos(キャラ弁) that you have seen on TV shows? Or maybe you are interested in the workmanship of Japanese Candy Art, also known as Ame Zaiku?


Come join us for a special demonstration where famous Japanese Artist, Candy Miyuki, will showcase her talents and demonstrate how to make Character Bentos, and Candy Art.

 

Candy Miyuki uses her skills to create animals and mythical creatures, such as dragons, through the use of heated soft rice dough, a taffy-like product made from corn starch and sugar, which is then formed on a stick. There are only 15 formally trained Ame Zaiku artists in the world. Miyuki began her apprenticeship in 1989 under her grandfather Mr. Kinura, and after completing her training and becoming an independent candy artist, she traveled to Italy in 1994. She has also traveled extensively in Japan and Europe to demonstrate her artistic creation of the candy arts at conventions, local festivals, and private parties.


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  The Lady Aoi/La Princesa Aoi Play by Yukio Mishima

Date: March 20th-21st, 2015

 

Time: 8:30 P.M.

 

Place: Miami Light Project

404 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127

 

Details: Event details

For tickets, please click here.

 

LA IMAGINARIA  is an emerging multicultural, multidisciplinary ensemble of seasoned and emerging artists who come together to work on performing art project of YUKIO MISHIMA , the Japanese icon ,  considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century; he was nominated three times for the Nobel prize in literature ,with the goal of disseminating a message of cultural unification.

 

 

THE LADY AOI
 “Lady Aoi” is a Japanese icon with its haunting theme and the character of the bedridden heroine who is at the center of the drama. This work deals with issues of mental illness, betrayal, memory, loneliness, physical pain, and escapism. Setting this classic Japanese work on a Latino performance group takes its message to a new level, reiterating its universality and opening up a multicultural dialogue on these humanistic themes. The abstract and surreal nature of Mishima’s writing and imagery explore darkness as beauty and obsession as love: concepts that easily make the leap into themes often explored in Latin American literature and even in popular contemporary telenovelas. The play centers around four main characters, for which actors will be auditioned from the local community. The piece will also feature multimedia, including video and 3D mapping, as well as live music, choreography, and dance/movement. 

 

This work will be presented in two evening-length performances on Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21, at the Miami Light Project,
 A blak box located in the heart of the Miami art district, wynwood, This play will attract audiences from the local community as well as international tourists interested in the fusion of Asian and Latino cultures that this unique adaptation of the piece explores.  The work will be presented in Spanish with English supertitles in order to best serve Miami’s large Spanish-speaking population while still offering accessibility to English-speaking audiences.

 

Tickets are $25. Please call 954-701-2106 for more information.

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  Kimono Fashion Show

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Date: March 22th, 2015

 

Time: 1:00 P.M.

 

Place: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139 (At the Japanese Spring Festival)

 

The fashion show will feature 12 ensembles, designed by Hiromi Asai, whose kimonos are featured in Vogue, in national television ads by Verizon Wireless, and New York Fashion Week. Ms. Asai will also talk briefly on the history of kimonos, coming of age ceremony, and present the material they are made of to educate the audience on the process of creating and wearing a kimono.

 

The kimonos are unique in the way that they are traditional yet modern.

The fashion show is the highlight event of the 4th annual Japanese Spring Festival, which is a free admission event held at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as part of the Garden’s community outreach and education efforts. Besides educating Miamians on Japanese culture, the festival also celebrates the emerging flora in the Garden’s Japanese garden, and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.

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  Ikebana International Meetings in Florida

Naples

Monthly Group Meeting for Ikebana Chapter of Naples every 1st Wednesday of the month.

Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall, in central Naples located at 791 Harbour Drive

http://www.Ikebananaples.com

 

“Friendship through Flowers”

Moss Hall, Moorings Presbyterian Church

March 12th - Set up see schedule below for arrangements

Registration forms at bottom left of this page

Ikenobo 8-10AM

Sogetsu 10-12 noon

Ohara - 10-1 in place

March 13th - 10A-5PM

March 14th 10A-4PM


$8 Entree fee per adult - children free

Come join Ikebana chapter #160 for their Annual Exhibition Event.
Thursday the 12th will be a members only cocktail event, followed by two full days of the exhibit and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.
They will be moving our meetings and this exhibit to our wonderful Naples Botanical Garden next year.
Click here for details about the exhibition.

 

St. Petersburg

Monthly meetings held on 3rd Monday of the month.

Location: Chapel on The Hill Church in Evan’s Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 (unless otherwise noted.)

 

The public is invited to join us and view our demonstrations (first time free) and see what ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging is all about. Programs are from September through May and a yearly memberships are available for $80 individual and $120 per couple. Our motto is “Friendship Through Flowers”. Themes for the 2013 and 2014 year are based on having fun with ikebana.
All meetings are the third Monday of the month at Chapel on The Hill Church in Evan’s Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 (unless otherwise noted.) Meetings begin at 10am and end at 2pm. For further information on membership, classes and exhibitions please visit our website, www.ikebanastpetersburg.com or call our hotline at 727-729-9445.


Miami

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL in the ballroom located above the visitors' center

 

Meetings are held at on the third Tuesday of the month September - November and January - April. We meet at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL in the ballroom located above the visitors' center. The room has elevator access.

Guests are welcome, but preregistration is needed in order to take the flower workshop. Please use our contact form or email i.i.miamichapter131@gmail.com to register. First time guests may attend the program for free. For returning participants there is a small, non-member fee for the program. There is a materials fee if taking the flower workshop.

Meeting Schedule:
9:30 Set-up room/Hospitality
10:00 Business meeting
10:30 - 12:00 Program
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break (snacks are provided by chapter members)
12:30 - 2:00 Workshop
2:00 - 2:30 Clean-up

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City of Kobe: KOBE Biennale 2015 Call for Applications for International Competitions

神戸ビエンナーレ2015(英語ページ)
http://kobe-biennale.jp/_en/index.html


City of Kobe: KOBE Biennale 2015 Call for Applications for International Competitions

 

KOBE Biennale is a comprehensive art festival which has been held every two years since 2007, where diverse foreign cultures and art cultures come together to interact in the Port City, Kobe. Competitions in various categories and a wide variety of project exhibitions are held, making the best use of the beautiful locations with the historical background of the port.

 

Upon the opening of KOBE Biennale 2015 we are calling for a broad range of artworks for the following four International Competitions:


・The “Art in a Container International Competition” , using a shipping container as an exhibition space http://kobe-biennale.jp/_en/compe/container/index.html


・The “SHITSURAI ART International Competition”, incorporating the Port of Kobe into artwork http://kobe-biennale.jp/_en/compe/shitsu/index.html


・The “Creative Toys International Competition”, using natural materials http://kobe-biennale.jp/_en/compe/toy/index.html


・The “Comic Illustration International Competition”, which is drawing attention from at home and abroad http://kobe-biennale.jp/_en/compe/comic/index.html

 

For enquiries, please contact:
KOBE Biennale Organizing Committee Secretariat
E-mail: kb_office@kobe-biennale.jp


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  38th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S. and Japan/U.S. Southeast Associations

“Initiative For A Sustainable Future—Through Continuous Innovation”

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

Date: NOVEMBER 14-16, 2015

 

Place: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in
Birmingham, Alabama

 

Further Information:
info@fl-seusjapan.org or 786-235-8289
or visit us online at www.fl-seusjapan.org

 

 

Education Spotlight
  Family Fun: Origami @ Yamato-kan

Date: March 14th, 2015


Time: 12:00 P.M. ~ 3:00 P.M.


Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens- Yamato-kan

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446


Details:event details

 

Learn simple origami shapes!

 

Join us for Family Fun and Origami at the Yamato-kan! Kids (and adults!) will learn a simple origami shape from our education staff. Afterwards, explore Japan Through the Eyes of a Child and discover what every day life is like in Japan.


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  Japanese Speech Contests

Dates :

March 21st, 2015(Miami, REGISTRATION DEADLINE, 3/8/2015)

April 1st, 2015 (Tampa, REGISTRATION DEADLINE, 3/16/2015)


Time: Registrations begins at 12:30, contest begins at 1:00 P.M.


Where:

Miami

Florida International University, MMC Campus

GL100 and 100A

 

Tampa

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center, Room 2500

 

Details:

 

Annual AFTJ Japanese Speech contest for High School and College Students in South Florida. Contests include a Public Speech Contest, Skit Contest, Manga and Video Contest.

 

For more informatiom including the registration form and contest rules, please click here for the Miami competition, and click here for the Tampa competition.

 

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  Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium 27th Annual JUSTEC Conference 2015

Beyond Borders:Teacher Education in Globalized Society

 

DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR PROPOSALS: March 15th, 2015


Date: September 14th ~ September 17th, 2015


Time: Please check schedule for times and events


Where: University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL


Details:event details

 

JUSTEC 2015 leaflet (pdf)

Program
Monday, Sept. 14th School Visit: Local School Tour plus the National Flight Academy
Welcome Reception
Tuesday, Sept. 15th Presentations followed by Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pam Northrup
Associate Provost and Executive Director of the University of West Florida's Innovation Institute
Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Presentations
Thursday, Sept. 17th Presentations and Optional Tour


JUSTEC 2015 Key Dates
・ December 5th, 2014: Call for Proposals Opens (see call for proposals)
・ March 15th, 2015: Deadline of Call for Proposals
・ May 15th, 2015: Notification of Acceptance/Redo/Decline
・ May 15th, 2015: Early Bird registration and payment opens
・ July 15th, 2015: Deadline of Abstracts
・ July 15th, 2015: Early Bird registration and payment closes
(All presenting authors must have a paid registration by this date to ensure inclusion into the program.)
・ August 30th, 2015: Online registration and payment closes
JUSTEC 2015 Tentative Registration Fee:
The registration fee for all 3days ( September 15th to September 17st, 2015) includes:presentation/participation in JUSTEC sessions, welcome reception, conference lunches (Sep.15th & 16th), refreshment during conference, publication of conference abstracts, on-line service fee, and handouts. School visit will be optional. It will be around $250 (including school visit) in total like previous years. The finalized fee information is coming later.

 

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 Exhibitions
  Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection

Date: October 7, 2014 - July 15, 2016

 

Where: Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607

 

Details: event details

 

Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection highlights the diversity, creativity, and technical virtuosity of 20th- and 21st-century ceramic artists working in Japan.

 

The exhibition features both artists whose work is inspired by traditional themes and those who work in (or are influenced by aspects of) the avant-garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual works. More information here:

 

http://harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/intothefold

 

A symposium featuring on Sunday, November 2nd will be held at the Harn’s Chandler auditorium, beginning at 1:15pm. Speakers include Daicho Tomohiro, Aichi Prefectural Museum; Hyeyoung Cho, Seoul Women’s University; Joan Mirviss & Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, Mirviss Ltd. and private collectors; Halsey and Alice North, private collectors; and Akiyama Yō, artist and department of ceramics chairman, Kyoto City University of Arts. A Visiting Artist Workshop will be also be held at the UF School of Art and Art History (FAC, B14) on Monday, November 3rd from 10am-1pm.

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  Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

Date: January 31st- April 25th, 2015

 

Where: Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology

150 W. University Blvd.

Melbourne, FL

 

Details: event details

 

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, an exhibition exploring the innovative shape bamboo art has taken since the mid-20th century.


Modern Twist is on view at the Funk from Jan. 31 through April 25, the show’s only stop in Florida. It will conclude its national tour with two exhibitions in California.
Curated by Andreas Marks at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and organized by International Arts and Artists, Modern Twist features a stunning selection of works from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, Calif. With rare wall-hung installations and pieces never before seen in the United States, this exhibition, which was developed by Asian art specialist Margalit Monroe, both engages and educates audiences about a vibrant cultural art form.


“The Ruth Funk Center is thrilled to be the only Florida venue for this unique exhibition of Japanese art by world-renowned artists,” said Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s director of university museums. “We hope that Modern Twist, in presenting contemporary interpretations of the ancient tradition of bamboo weaving, will also expose our audience to the vibrant diversity of the textile arts and widen their appreciation of fiber as an artistic medium.”


Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country’s social, artistic and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium with less than 100 professional bamboo artists in Japan today. Mastering the art form requires decades of meticulous practice learning how to harvest, split and plait, or braid, the bamboo. Modern Twist brings the work of 17 of these artists to the Space Coast, and their pieces display a mastery of the supreme technical skills inherent in their innovative and imaginatively crafted sculptures.


The emergence of bamboo as a sculptural art form has religious and cultural roots. In Japan, functional objects have been woven from bamboo for hundreds of years. By the 8th century, bamboo baskets were incorporated into Buddhist ceremonies, and held flower petals that were offered to deities in sacred rituals. During the 15th and 16th centuries, bamboo vases, tea scoops, ladles, and whisks became important features of Japanese traditions, such as flower arrangements (ikebana) and tea gatherings (chanoyu and senchadō).


Modern Twist examines the rising awareness of this medium as an innovative art form. In the last 100 years, the creativity and talent of bamboo basket makers have elevated their status from artisans to artists. These artists have redefined aesthetic conventions by experimenting with nonfunctional forms, and their creations have evolved from functional vessels to increasingly sculptural objects.
Since 1967, six bamboo artists have been named Living National Treasures, a designation created by the Japanese government after World War II in an effort to celebrate and preserve the nation’s traditions and culture. Only two living bamboo artists —Katsushiro Sōhō (2005) and Fujinuma Noboru (2012) — currently hold this title, and both have works in Modern Twist.


In addition, the exhibition features works by other visionary artists: Matsumoto Hafū, Honma Hideaki, Ueno Masao, Uematsu Chikuyū, Nagakura Ken’ichi, Tanabe Chikuunsai III, Tanabe Yōta, Tanabe Shōchiku III, Tanioka Shigeo, Tanioka Aiko, Honda Shōryū, Mimura Chikuhō, Nakatomi Hajime, Sugiura Noriyoshi and Yonezawa Jirō.


The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is the only textiles center in the state of Florida and one of very few in the nation. The center preserves and displays an international collection of textiles through rotating public exhibitions and educational programs.
Admission to the center is free. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313.

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Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

Date: February 12, 2015 – May 24, 2015

 

Where:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446

 

Details: event details

 

Ōtagaki Rengetsu (February 10, 1791 – December 10, 1875) was a Japanese Buddhist nun and perhaps the most well-known female artist and poet of 19th century Japan. Rengetsu collaborated with potters, lacquerware craftsmen, and a variety of other artists to create myriad objects. Poetry in Clay brings together paintings, ceramics, decorative fans, tea ceremony utensils and calligraphy pieces. The objects comprising this exhibition are part of the largest private collection of works by Ōtagaki Rengetsu in the United States.

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Festivals
Date Event Location
Mar. 7-8 25th Annual Asian Culture Festival

Homestead, FL

Mar. 22 Japanese Spring Festival

Miami Beach, Fl

Apr. 18-19 Hatsume Fair 2015

Delray Beach, FL

 

Anime Conventions
Date Event Location
Mar.14-Mar. 15 ALT*Con: Tallahassee Tallahassee
Exhibitions
Date Event Location
Oct 7 - July 15 Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection Gainesville, FL, Harn Museum
Jan 31- Apr 25 Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
Melbourne, FL, Florida Institute of Technology
Feb 12- May 24

Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

Delray Beach, Morikami Museum
Events
Date Event Location

Mar. 9

Tampa

Mar. 12-14

Naples

Mar. 18

Japanese Candy Art and Character Bento Demonstration

Orlando

Mar. 21

Miami

Mar. 21-22

Wynwood (Miami)

Mar. 22

Kimono Fashion Show

Miami Beach

Apr. 1

Tampa

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