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

      • Behold the grandeur of Japan World Heritage Sites captured on camera via a week-long exhibit at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall

        Journey to the world’s amazing and breath-taking places and spaces as Japan Foundation, Manila brings you up close to several UNESCO-enlisted Japan World Heritage Sites through a week-long photo exhibit at the East Wing, Level 1, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, from July 3 until July 26.

        Enjoy a glimpse of Japan’s national and cultural treasures belonging to the World Heritage Sites List as early as 1993, captured and immortalized in photographs by renowned Japanese travel photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi.  The World Heritage List is an inventory of natural and cultural sites deemed by...

      • TOHOKU Photo Exhibition at the National Museum

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines, the Embassy of Japan and The Photographic Society of Japan brings to Manila the traveling exhibit TOHOKUThrough the Eyes of the Japanese Photographers, an exhibition composed of 123 photos representing the different aspects of life in Tohoku from its past, present and the future. 

        The Tohoku Region is the northeastern section of Honshu, the largest island in Japan.  It is divided into six (6) prefectures:  Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Yamagata, Miyagi and Fukushima.  The region is blessed with...

      • Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with Ayala Museum, Embassy of Japan and MUJI is bringing another unique and exceptional exhibition to Manila this July to celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month.

        The traveling exhibit Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists, takes as its theme Toshusai Sharaku, known throughout Japan and the world for his bust portraits of kabuki actors, and presents posters, paintings and three dimensional works by today’s artists as they freely interpret this foremost master of the ukiyo-e print. The exhibition, made up of three (3) sections: “Reproductions...

      • “Japanese Ceramics in the 17th Century: A Lecture and Exhibition”

        Date: February 15 – March 25, 2011 (Exhibition) / Feb. 15 – 17, 2011 (Lecture by Dr. Takenori Nogami from the Arita Folk and History Museum in Japan)

        Venue: University of San Carlos Museum, Arthur Dingman Bldg., University of San Carlos, P. Del Rosario St., Cebu City

        The project aims to present the connection between Japan and Cebu in the 17th Century through a lecture and exhibition of Japanese ceramics recovered from excavations in Boljoon, Cebu and Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.

        For details, please contact : The University of San Carlos Museum at museum@usc.edu.ph...