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.

“Japanese Culture” – Japanese Days in the Botanical Garden!

The Botanical Garden in Lodz & OJiKJ invite you to join this year’s exhibition “Japanese Culture”, which will take place 14-16 February 2014, 9:00-17:00 in the exhibition room of the Botanical Garden in Lodz ul. Retkińska 39. Entrance free.

Organisers:
• Ośrodek Języka i Kultury Japonii im. Prof. Ryochu Umedy `
• Zakład Azji Wschodniej przy UŁ
• Łódzki Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku im. Heleny Kretz
• Ogród Botaniczny
• Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Ogrodu Botanicznego

PROGRAMME:

15.02.2014 (Saturday):

11.00 – 14.30 – Lectures on the culture of Japan:
• „Festivals in Japan” – Paulina Trela
• „A Japanese wedding” – Ola Bobińska
• „Earthquakes in Japan” – Klaudia Zawadzka and Magdalena Baczyńska
• „Fashion in Japan ” – Anna Radzio and Aleksandra Łągwa
• „Sanshu-no shiki – three symbols of the Emperors power” – Małgorzata Klamra

• „Shinto and the empire in Japan” – Piotr Grzekak
• „City legends in Japan”, – Kamila Ściślewska and Karolina Piekart
• „Valentine’s Day in Japan, part I – the life of Japanese students” – Kiho Goto

 

14.45 – 17.00 – Workshops:
Calligraphy- Masakatsu Yoshida and our Japanese guests
Suibokuga (traditional ink painting) – Barbara and Izumi Yoshida
Origami – our Japanese guests

16.02.2014 (Sunday):
11.00 – 14.30 – Lectures on the culture of Japan:
• „Washioku – Japanese cuisine included in the UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity list” – Zachariasz Popiołek
• „History of the cultural relations between Poland and Japan” – Dominik Wróblewski
• „Japanese gardens” – Mateusz Ruszczyk
• „Japanese animations e.g. by Ghibli Studio” – Katarzyna Wójcik
• „Japanese computer games” – Dominika Stala

• „Valentine’s Day in Japan” – Magdalena Łuczak
• „The Chinese and the Japanese” – Li-Chi Lee Chen

• „Rice in the Japanese culture” – Zachariasz Popiołek
• „Valentine’s Day in Japan part II – the life of working adolescents in Japan” – Misato Tarui

 

14.45 – 17.00 – Workshops:
Calligraphy- Masakatsu Yoshida and our Japanese guests
Suibokuga (traditional ink painting) – Barbara and Izumi Yoshida
Origami – our Japanese guests

On the exhibition you can see, among others: Japanese ceramics, sweets, traditional kimonos, gardens and paintings.