• The Japan Foundation, Manila carries out different types of arts exchange programs in its misison to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and the Philippines.

      • Tanabata Festival 2015 in Baguio City This year’s theme is inspired by the well-loved samurai, Masamune Date

        Tanabata Festival 2015, which also overlaps with the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month of July,opens in Baguio City with the theme “Why not Kabuku and Enjoy! Tanabata in Date-ism”. Now in its sixth year, the festival is sponsored by the Embassy of Japan; The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM); the JICA Philippines Office; the Japanese Association in Northern Luzon (JANL); the Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon (Abong); the FDCP-Baguio Cinematheque; the Baguio City National High School; the universities of Baguio and La Trinidad; the City of Baguio; and the Baguio Museum.

        The...

      • Exploring Tohoku’s exquisite handicrafts Lacquerware, baskets, and more, take center stage in a traveling exhibition

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with Ayala Museum and with support from JT International (Philippines) Inc., commemorates the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami with a traveling exhibition that recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan opens on June 16 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum.

        On exhibition are around 70 works that best exemplify the craftsmen’s high level of skill in basket weaving, lacquerware, pottery, embroidery, and wood crafts. Some of the curated works include tsugaru...

      • Forces at Work

        Tuesday, December 2, 2014–January 28, 2015

        Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the University of the Philippines’ Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) are pleased to announce, “Forces at Work,” a group exhibition envisioned by young, emerging curators from the Philippines and Japan. This group exhibition is presented as part of the Japan Foundation’s Run & Learn: New Curatorial Constellations project with the next generation of curators from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.

        “Forces at Work” comprises curatorial projects from participants of the Curatorial Development Program, initiated by UPVM and...

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