Beautiful Romance with Multilayered Sense of Cynical Amusement
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (179mins, 2016)
Wednesday, December 13 @7PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED
You could win a director Iwai's autographed poster!
Nanami(Hana Kuroki) is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on “Planet,” a new social network service. One day, a young man named Tetsuya messages her and asks to meet in person. The two begin dating and quickly become engaged. When Tetsuya begs Nanami to increase her guest list for the wedding, Nanami reaches out to online-friend, Amuro(Go Ayano), a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, who hires actors to play Nanami’s guests on her big day. A few weeks following the ceremony, Tetsuya’s mother confronts Nanami with allegations of lying and cheating.
What do you know about the Wisdom Kings (Myo-o in Japanese) in Buddhism? They are third-ranked deities after Buddhas and Bodhisattavas who, with their wrathful visages and weapons, protect the Buddhas and intimidate wayward Buddhist practitioners back into devotion.
In this lecture, we will be introduced to the many kinds of Wisdom Kings and their various roles, as well as how they are portrayed artistically.
This will be the fourth lecture in this series and will begin with a quick review of what was covered in previous lectures to give first-time attendees context as to where Wisdom Kings fit into the hierarchy of deities in Buddhism. No prior knowledge is necessary to enjoy this fun and fascinating talk!
Note: We are now using EventBrite as our RSVP system so don't be surprised if this looks different than before!
Mid-week fatigue is a familiar foe to many of us. Why not maximize your relaxation and join us for a Sound Bath at Lunchtime!
The Singing Lin Bowl harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese counterpart, the Lin bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing-Lin bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There is no charge and no reservation required. All are welcome to come, sit, listen, and refresh!
This workshop is suitable for Kanji starter! You will learn types of Kanji formation, the ways of being read, and the concept of radicals. You will also learn how to write Kanji with Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) with right posture, right way to bring an ink blush, and right stroke orders. At the end of the workshop, let's write your favorite Kanji with calligraphy on a washi paper!
This unique program pairs young, assistant teachers (AT) from Japan with U.S. K-12 “host schools” and their lead teachers for a period of up to two years in order to strengthen their Japanese language programs via “team-teaching”.
Bringing an AT into your classroom provides students with the opportunity to hear, learn from, and interact with a different native Japanese speaker.
All of the AT’s living/travel expenses are covered by this grant, and host schools will receive funds for purchasing new Japanese language educational materials. Lead teachers and assistant teachers will also receive professional development training by various professionals in the field of Japanese education. Take advantage of this opportunity and J-LEAP to the next level in Japanese language education!