japan fall season

Japan Society of Fairfield County
Book Lecture
Daughters of the Samurai
Janice P. Nimura

Daughters of the Samurai Poster

Japan Society of Fairfield County (JSFC) invites you to the book talk by Janice P. Nimura on her book at the JSFC’s annual meeting. Her book tells the story of five young girls who were sent in 1871 by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Ms.Nimura will speak at 2pm and copied of her book will be for sale.
PLACE: Bush Holley House, 39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT
FEE: Free for JSFC members.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 1, Noon to 3pm

JSFC encourages you to join us by purchasing 2016 membership which includes this event ($40 family, $25 individual, and $15 for student). Non-members may attend this event for only $10 per person.

RSVP and questions to Nancy Beck, Secretary and Membership Chair, JSFC at vnlbeck@earthlink.net. Before the lecture, there will be a potluck lunch, annual reports, and election of officers and directors.

Kyoko Kabuki Dance
Lecture and Performance

Kabuki Dance-Drama
and Kimono
Professor Kyoko Ohnishi

Wednesday November 11, 2015
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Rutgers University
Dana Library, 4th Floor
185 University Avenue
Newark, New Jersey

Free Admission. Japanese refreshments will be served.

For more Information:
Laura.Zuiderveld@rutgers.edu Telephone: (973)353-5498

Edo Art

Art of the Edo Period:
The Plebeian and the Exotic

Wednesday, October 14, 12:30 pm
Yale Peabody Museum
New Haven, CT

 In this talk, Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, focuses on three ukiyo-e triptychs in the Gallery’s collection: Kitagawa Utamaro’s Needlework (18th century), Utagawa Toyokuni’s Fourth Month Fishmonger (ca. 1798), and Ito Jakuchu’s White Cockatoo (ca. 1755). The fall installation of Japanese art is displayed in dialogue with the temporary exhibitionSamurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

 Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby. 

Learn More about the Exhibition at the Peabody Museum >

The  Connecticut Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group
 Celebrates its 40th Year!
Ikebana Class

Join in the celebration of the Art of Japanese Flowet Arrangement at Silvermine School of Art with exhibits, workshops and demonstration.  Over 20 floral arrangements and some large group works will be on view free to the public.  More info...

Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th, 2015

Silvermine School of Art
1037 Silvermine Road  New Canaan, Connecticut 06824

Yale-Peabody Museum of Natural History Tour
Samurai and the
 Culture of Japan's Great Peace

Samurai Wood Block

A very warm thank you to Yale-Peabody Museum curator Dr. Robert Wheeler for sharing his abundant curiosity and insight during our tour of the "Samurai and the Culture of Japan's Great Peace" exhibit. The exhibit is on view through January 3, 2016.  For more info visit Yale Peabody Museum and Dr. Wheeler's book.