One of the featured films for this year’s Eiga Sai, “Abacus and Sword” tells the story of an abacus maniac. Soroban, the traditional Japanese abacus, is a calculation tool which has 5 beads in each column. Watch “Abacus and Sword” during the Japanese film festival, and learn how to use the soroban at JFM!
Guest lecturers Mr. Shinichi Watanabe et. al from theInternational Soroban Diffusion Foundation (ISDF) will be conducting the special workshop.Date July 24, 2012 Venue The Japan Foundation, Manila Time 6:20pm to 8:30pm Admission Free Reservation Submission of application form required before July 24...
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is bringing another fascinating traditional Japanese art workshop to Manila this May. Kirié isthe traditional Japanese paper cutting art of depicting scenery, plants and animals by cutting paper precisely and skillfully with a knife. The Kirie Paper Cutting Art Workshopby Mr. Shu Kubowill be held on May 25 (Friday) from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and on May 26 (Saturday) from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Japan Foundation Manila.
Shu Kubo was born in Japan in 1951 and is presently...
Date: May 21, 2012 (7:00pm)
Venue: 98B Cubao, Quezon City
A roundtable discussion by curators Azusa Hashimoto, Shihoko Iida and Jaime Pacena II will be held on 98B on 21 May (Monday) at 7 pm.
Hashimoto, Iida and Pacena will discuss cu-curatorial engagement with Omnilogue, a series of exhibitions on Japanese contemporary art from 2011 to 2013, followed by brief presentations of their individual projects. Under the auspices of the Japan Foundation’s JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) Program for Creators, the project initiated the collaboration between the invited...
Satisfy your sweet tooth in this year’s Nihongo Fiesta as the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) brings to Manila three Japanese pastry chefs to give Filipinos a unique look into the food artistry behind traditional Japanese sweets or wagashi.
Wagashi: Japanese Traditional Confectionary Lecture/Demonstration will be held at the Atrium of The Podium (18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City) on February 18 (Saturday) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Typically served with tea, wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made with mochi, azuki bean paste and fruits. True to the exquisite aesthetics...