Move to the next level of taiko drumming with Pittsburgh Taiko!
Pittsburgh Taiko will hold a four-week level two session for people who are interested in continuing their taiko studies.
This class is designed for people who attended the recent four-week beginner session, but it is also open to people who've attended a Pittsburgh Taiko beginner class or have prior taiko experience. If you have questions about the requirements, please contact Pittsburgh Taiko by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, see www.pittsburghtaiko.org/beginners-workshops.
Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle!
Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange. We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.
Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection
Who can join: Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese. Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying. You can also sign up for the Facebook group or Google group for reminders.
Please join us for a special presentation of Japanese art as part of the Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series. The series brings attention to major collections of Japanese art in the U.S. and their role in the U.S.-Japan grassroots relationship.
Beyond his fame as Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Tales of the South Pacific and Hawaii, James A. Michener is well remembered as an enthusiastic collector of fine art. He managed to assemble the third largest collection of ukiyo-e in the United States, which he then gifted to the Honolulu Museum of Art. His donation now comprises approximately half of the museum's collection of more than 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e. Join us at the Carnegie Museum of Art to learn about Michener's collecting journey with Stephen Salel, Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Stephen Salel has been with the Honolulu Museum of Art for over eight years. Before he joined the museum, he managed Kagedo Japanese Art, an art gallery in Seattle, WA. Salel received his MA in Art History from the University of Washington, where he specialized in early modern Japanese painting. His exhibitions have included a series that he co-curated with Curator of Asian Art Shawn Eichman on Japanese erotic art (shunga), which earned him a nomination for an Excellence in Outstanding Small Exhibitions award and an Honorable Mention by the Association of Art Museum Curators
The evening will begin with refreshment and a networking reception.
Thank you to the Carnegie Museum of Art for their partnership and the National Association of Japan-America Societies and the Japan~United States Friendship Commission for their support of this series at Japan-America Societies nationwide.
Join Dr. Brenda G. Jordan from the Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, for an exploration of the history and design of Japanese Gardens. Dr. Jordan will present an overview of the varieties of Japanese gardens through history, the concept of “Japanese garden” that spread outside of Japan, and give some suggestions for the types of plants and features that can be used for a Japanese garden in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jordan specializes in the history of Japanese art, particularly the paintings and woodblock prints of the 19th century.
Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided, and the lecture will start at 6:30 PM. Registration is available on the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden website.
The schedule for the day is:
Registration Opens - 9:00 AM
Conference Speaker - 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Lunch - 11:00 AM - Noon
Putting Green and Driving Range Available During Lunch
Shot Gun Start - Noon
Cocktails and Prizes- 5:00 PM
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