Japanese Days 2015 in the Botanical Garden in Lodz!

This year’s Japanese Days in the Botanical Garden in Lodz will take place on 21-22.02.2015. Below you’ll find the initial plan for the event (minor changes are still possible, we’ll keep you informed).

Saturday 21.02:
1. Travelling around Japan – by what means and how much it costs?  – Beata Milczarek
2. Most popular tourist attractions in Japan – Daria Karbowiak
3. Japanese language and its dialects – Magda Jakóbczyk
4. Japanese regional cuisine – Sara Bednarska
5. Japanese festivals not to be missed – Małgorzata Klamra

Sunday 22.02:
1. Myths and legends as inspirations for Japanese horrors / Izumi Yoshida
2. My stay in Japan: the life of a student in Japan – Kansai i Kantou – Malwina Mrówka and Emilia Widera
3. My city: Edo and Tokio – Shinko KIRYUU
4. My city: Shizuoka and the Fuji Mountain – Misato TARUI
5. My city: Nagoya – Yui IWATA
6. My city: Minato i Kobe – Sachi KIDO

Workshops:

1. Origami – Masakatsu Yoshida, Misato Tarui, Yui Iwata, Sachi Kido, Shinko Kiryu
2. Japanese Calligraphy – Masakatsu Yoshida
3. Japanese gardens in miniature: bonkei – Izumi Yoshida
4. Ayatori – traditional games with a string – Izumi Yoshida
5. Chanoyu – tea ceremony (including degustation) – Shinko Kiryu
 
We sincerely invite you to join the event!

37. Łódzkie Spotkania Teatralne – performance by Ritsuko Takahashi!

We sincerely invite you to see the brilliant performance by a Japanese BUTO artist – Ritsuko Takahashi. The performance is a part of 37. Łódzkie Spotkania Teatralne. You’ll find the details below:
Ritsuko Takahashi
“Historie d – R – “
when: 7 December 2014 r. at 18:00
where: Sala Kolumnowa Łódzkiego Domu Kultury, ul. Traugutta 18
Entrance Free.

Japanese Culture Days 2014 – schedule!

This  year’s Japanese Culture Days will take place between 18-23.11.2014 in Muzeum Archeologiczne i Etnograficzne in Lodz, Pl. Wolności. We’re happy to announce that the schedule for the event is set. We’re sure you will find many interesting attractions.

You can find the schedule below:

 

Tuesday 18.11:
17:00 Inauguration, speeches by our Guests
17:30 Japanese & Polish songs concert – „Echo” Choire directed by Ewelina Bien
18:10 “MEIJISEIFU – the role of samurai in the country’s modernization era”- Malwina Mrówka
19:10 Film fab.”Ostatni Samuraj” Edward Zwick 2003 154min.

Wednesday 19.11:
17:00 “BUNMEIKAIKA – Creation of the modern country and impact of the West” – Piotr Grzelak, KlaudiaZawadzka
18:10 “RYOUSAIKENBO – ideal of the woman in Meiji period” – Emilia Widera
19:10 Movie: “Testament do jutora” – Takashi Koizumi 2008, 110min.

 

Thursday 20.11:
17:00 ”GENBUNICCHI – literature of the Meiji period – part I” – Dalia Karbowiak
18:10 “KENPOU HAPPU – Constitution and the Emperor’s position in the Meiji period; creation of the Japanese empire” – Sara Bednarska
19:10 Movie: “The Magic Hour” – Kouki Mitani 2008, 136min.

 

Friday 21.11:
17:00 “Theatre in the Meiji period” – Magda Jakobczyk
“II New style” – Magda Klamra
18:10 “SHINBUNGAKU – literature of the Meiji period – part II” – Dminika Galeza
19:10 Movie:”The lonely life of Samisenistza CHIKUZAN” – Kaneto Shindou 1977 124min.

 

Saturday 22.11:
13:00-15:00 workshops for children and parents: Origami, calligraphy, Suibokuga – ink painting, Japanese games – volunteer and student from Japan

 

Sunday 23.11: Japanse music concert; entrance free
15:30 entrance opens
16:00 concert start Sala koncertowa Akademii Muzycznej, ul.Zubardzka 2a
Performers:
piano – Kosuke Ezaki, Sachie Kawabe, Aruto Matsumoto, Shoko Miyake, Arisa Nonomura, Tetsuro Togawa (Japan)
violin – Tomomi Ikawa (Japan)
Katarzyna Przybylska, Antoni Wierzbinski,Joanna Woszczyk-Garbacz, Ewelina Zawislak – Percussion Studio pdirected by  Piotr Pniak
recitation – Maria Mela
visual illustration – Małgorzata Wójcik
direction – Piotr Pniak, Urszula Bereznicka-Pniak
sekcja rytmiki, choreografia – Elzbieta Aleksandrowicz,Aneta Skrzypczak
Programme includes:
music by Jan Sebastian Bach, Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy, Aruto Matsumoto, Piotr Perkowski, Marta Ptaszynska, Mikołaj Rimski-Korsakow, Karol Szymanowskiego, Koji Takeuchi, Henryk Wieniawski, Akio Yashiro.

We hope to see you all during the Japanese Culture Days!

Summer Holidays!

It’s already July, so we’d like to wish you sunny and warm summer holidays. We’ll be back in September.

Museums at Night in Lodz!

OJiKJ will participate in this year’s Museums at Night event in Lodz. We start on Saturday 17.05 at 18:00 and finish at 24:00.

Be sure to join us at the Muzeum Archeologiczne i Etnograficzne in Lodz, pl.Wolności 14, as we’vre prepared a number of attractions for you:

1. Japanese calligraphy
2. Ink painting – suibokuga
3. Origami – paper folding
4. Writing your names in Japanese
5. Hand-made postcards sales

The event will be run by Mr Masakatsu Yoshida and the Japenese volunteers with the support of OJiKJ members.

Interesting events!

We’ve received news about two events that you might find interesting:

  1. XXX European Bonsai Convention. The event will take place 8-11.05.2014 at Centrum IASE, Wrocław, Wystawowa 1. You’ll find more information including a detailed program here.
  2. The first Polish Calligraphy Competition. It will take place on 7.06.2014 at Żurawia 20a lok.7, 00-515 Warszawa. Apart from the possibility of winning great awards, the participants have an opportunity to have their works will be displayed during Matsuri – Picnic with the Japanese Culture and later at Wydział Informacji i Kultury Ambasady Japonii in Warsaw.
    Organisers: Warszawska Szkoła Języka Japońskiego (WSJJ), Polskie Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Japońskiego, Ambasada Japonii
    More information on the website.

“Japanese Culture” 2014 – photos!

We’ve just uploaded photos from this year’s “Japanese Culture” event in the Botanical Garden. You’ll find them in our gallery.

The event itself was a real success. We were happy to see so many visitors interested in Japanese culture. We can’t wait for the next events in the Bontanical Garden! And we’d like to thank Mrs Ewa Białasińska for her engagement and effort as well as all the participants for their presence!

“Japanese Culture” – change in the programme!

There was a minor change in the porgramme of the “Japanese Culture” event. You’ll find the updated schedule in the post below.

“Japanese Culture” in the Botanical Garden!

Don’t forget to join us during the “Japanese Culture” event in the Botanical Garden on 14-16 February! You can download the programme in Polish an Japanese here:

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Photos from the Japanese Day in Piotrkow Trybunalski!

On 22 January 2014 there was a “Japanese Day” in Piotrków Trybunalski organised by Instytut Historii Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Filia w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim.
OJiKJ also participated in the event – there were calligrphy workshops run by Mr Masakatsu Yoshida. You’ll find the photos in our gallery.
Other attractions included a Kyudo show by Mr Janusz Surma, a Kendo show by the students of Mr Włodzimierz Małecki, origami and suibokuga workshops by Barbara Yoshida.