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Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints

Art Exhibition
June 21, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Due to the popularity, we will be extending the exhibition until July 21!
Closed on Sundays

Japanese gyotaku (lit. ‘fish rubbing’) is the unlikely marriage of fish, sumi ink, and washi paper.  Once used to record the size of an impressive catch, it has been elevated to a fine art through the efforts of gyotaku masters. "Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints" by Dwight Hwang features a selection of prints depicting freshwater, coastal and open ocean specimens alongside objects which detail the gyotaku printmaking process.


Meditation with Japanese Singing Lin Bowl

Wednesday, July 18
12:30pm, 1:00pm (20min sessions)
free admission

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!


Free Japanese Cinema Screening

The Magnificent Nine(殿、利息でござる!) (129mins, 2016)

Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura

Wednesday, July 25 @7:00PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED

A film adaptation of Michifumi Isoda's original novel which is based on a true story from the middle Edo Period. This film comically depicts the efforts of Yoshiokajuku, an inn town in Sendai fief, to save themselves from impoverishment by running a moneylending enterprise against the fiefdom.


World of Washi: Unfolding Tradition and Innovation

Thursday, July 26, 2018 7pm

For 1,300 years Japan has been the world leader in paper making. Join JFLA and Hiromi Paper, Inc. as we delve into the World of Washi (Japanese paper) and its history through a special Virtual Washi Tour Presentation of Japan's paper making regions.



Japanese Conversation Cafe: Tea Time

Saturday, August 4
Free admission, register now

Take a break from the summer heat and chat in Japanese!  Come join us in your Japanese summer attire (such as Yukata, if you have one) for refreshing Japanese tea  and snacks while getting a chance to chat with native Japanese speakers.  All levels are welcome.  Japanese learning experience is not necessary.  We are open to everyone, ages 18 and up.

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2018-19 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/2018,  9/1/2018

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/2018,  9/15/2018

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2018 

  4. Japanese Language Education Project Grant
    Deadline:  Two months prior to the project start date