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

      • 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...

      • Japanese Anime Director to be featured at the Artists Talk 5th Animahenasyon Festival on November 22

        The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. present an artist’s talk and interaction on contemporary Japanese anime film by renowned Japanese director, Jun Awazu, on November 22 (Tuesday, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm) at the International Centre of Information Technology Education (ICITE) Auditorium, Eastwood, Quezon City.

        Mr. Awazu was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1974. He got his master’s degree at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2003, he started working with his award-winning work NEGADON: The Monster from Mars which won...