Japanese Jazz Day

Japanese Jazz Day

A must-see Grand Finale to the Festival featuring leading Japanese Jazz musicians. The lineup includes 3 Grammy nominees, including pianist Makoto Ozone with the U.S. Army Blues, made possible with the support of the Onward brand, KASHIYAMA.

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Hokusai Up Close: Paintings from the Freer Gallery of Art

Hokusai Up Close: Paintings from the Freer Gallery of Art

Japan’s NHK television network recently filmed Hokusai’s paintings with a high-definition video camera. See this Japanese master’s works as never before! Click here for details.

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Crossroads of Japanese Music: Yumi Kurosawa and Friends

Crossroads of Japanese Music: Yumi Kurosawa and Friends

Koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa performs music from Japan and China, in addition to original pieces composed for this occasion, with violinist Emil Israel Chudnovsky and Chinese flute (dizi) virtuoso Yimin Miao. Click here for details.

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Crossroads of Japanese Music: Yumi Kurosawa and Friends- Lecture Demonstration

Crossroads of Japanese Music: Yumi Kurosawa and Friends- Lecture Demonstration

Explore parallels between Japanese music and the art of Tessai in this informal lecture-demonstration featuring koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa. Click here for details.

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Edo Avant-Garde

SMITHSONIAN FREER SACKLER: EDO AVANT GARDE

Discover the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era played in setting the stage for the modern art movement in the West in this documentary film, with director Linda Hoagland in person. Click here for details.

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Cherry Blossom Celebration

Cherry Blossom Celebration

A special weekend event for all ages alongside the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall. Click here for details.

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Living Flowers: Ikebana Demonstration

Living Flowers: Ikebana Demonstration

Enjoy a rare opportunity to enter the world of Japanese living art with Naohiro Kasuya, the iemoto (headmaster) of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana in Tokyo. Click here for details.

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Monthly Matinee: Japanese Classics- Early Spring

Living Flowers: Ikebana Demonstration

Master director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) examines life in postwar Japan through the eyes of a discontented young salaryman. Click here for details.

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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk

Credit Union Cherry Blossom

Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk

Watch 16,000 runners ranging from world record holders in pursuit of $80,000 in prize money to gentle runners seeking to finish 10 miles in the annual “Runner’s Rite of Spring” in the Nation’s Capital.

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Gallery Talk on Japanese Art- Hokusai: Mad about Painting

Gallery Talk

Hokusai: Mad about Painting

Join us for an in-depth exploration of Hokusai: Mad about Painting, a special exhibition focusing on the renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai and the Freer Gallery’s exceptional collection of his screens and scrolls, drawings, woodblock prints, and manga.

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Exhibition- Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection

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Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection

Meeting Tessai highlights the gift of early modern Japanese paintings and calligraphy from Mary and Cheney Cowles by presenting an in-depth look at the work of Tomioka Tessai (1836–1924). Click here for details.

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Symposium: Japan in the Age of Modernization

Gallery Talk

Symposium: Japan in the Age of Modernization

International scholars discuss the role of China in forming Japan’s modern identity. Free registration required. Click here for details.

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Gallery Talk on Japanese Art- Meeting Tessai

Gallery Talk

Japanese Art: Meeting tessai

Who was Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai, and why is his work significant today? A curator shares insights into this elusive painter. Click here for details.

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HANAMI: BEYOND THE BLOOMS

ARTECHOUSE PRESENTS HANAMI: BEYOND THE BLOOMS

ARTECHOUSE teams up with Yuko Shimizu for its 3rd annual celebration of the cherry blossom season, inviting visitors to enter an immersive world of a spring re-imagined.

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Kimono Trunk show by Kyoto Kimono in the museum shop

Kimono Trunk show by Kyoto Kimono in the museum shop

Celebrate the cherry blossoms of spring with beautiful fabrics, unique gifts, and vintage kimono.

Kimono Trunk Show

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