• The Japan Foundation, Manila conducts a wide range of activities in introducing the different facets of Japanese culture. Activities/projects that deepen the understanding and appreciation of Japan include invitations extended to different cultural groups; workshops on human exchange programs that are directed towards personnel development and self-reliance are also undertaken.

      • A Weekend of Learning and Weaving Lecture and rattan weaving workshop set on July 26, 2015

        The Japan Foundation, Manila is pleased to invite the public to the lecture and workshop components of Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan – the ongoing exhibition at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum, which features wood crafts, lacquerware, textiles, baskets, and metalwork from the prefectures in the region devastated by the colossal earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

        On July 26 (Sunday, also the last day of theaforementioned exhibition) at one in the afternoon, join Dr. Norma Respicio as she discusses the general similarities and differences in the aesthetics...

      • Forces at Work: Curators Talk

        Everyone is invited to the FORCES AT WORK: CURATORS TALK tomorrow (December 11) at the UP Vargas Museum at 2:00 PM. Featuring the works such as "White Noise" by Con Cabrera, "Holdings" by Merv Espina, "Still" by Ricky Francisco and Mayumi Hirano's "The Lizard Says You're a Liar!". This event is open to the public. See you there!

        Download: Curators Talk Flyer

      • Earth Manual Project Talks

        November 8 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm 2F Ayala Museum

        Speaker: Professor Osamu Tsukihashi Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Kobe University

        “Lost Homes” Model Restoration Project creator Architect Tsukihashi will discuss how making pre-disaster scale models of areas devastated by a tsunami play an important role not only in deepening our understanding of the disaster-stricken areas but also in empathizing with the survivors and readying them to advance to the next stage of reconstructing their communities.

        Osamu Tsukihashi graduated from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, and completed coursework...

      • 2014 Curatorial Workshop

        The Japan Foundation, Manila and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum are pleased to announce the selected curators of the 2014 Curatorial Workshop held last March 4 -6, 2014 at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of the University of the Philippines.

        The curators will participate in a two-week study tour of Japan and will each organize an exhibition at the Vargas Museum in December 2014. The four (4) curators are: Ms. Maria Consuelo G. Cabrera Mr. Andrick Caesar P. Francisco Ms. Mayumi Hirano Mr....

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