Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Upcoming Arts Events at The Japan Foundation

Two great events are taking place at The Japan Foundation in early March.  As part of Spotlight Japan, The Japan Foundation will be presenting readings of two short, hilarious plays by Oriza Hirata (writer and director of Sayonara and I, Worker).  Featuring local actors and directors, these 30-minute plays will be read back-to-back, following by a Q&A session with the playwright.   It's a great opportunity to get a free taste of contemporary Japanese theatre featuring top local talent!  Readings will take place on Friday, March 1 at 4pm and Saturday, March 2 at 4pm at the Berkeley Street Theatre.  RSVP is required (call 416-368-3110 or click here.)  For more information about this event, click here.

Another Japan Foundation event is a talk and slide presentation about ceramic design by Yasuki Sakamoto: "Creativity at factory in designing ceramics for daily comfort".  This presentation will explore where inspirations for good design and award-winning products come from and how designers cope with the market's shifting interests and senses of convenience, among other topics.  This event (in Japanese with an English interpreter) will take place on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm at The Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor of the Colonnade Building. RSVP is required (416-966-1600 x300 or click here.) For more information about this event, click here.

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