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Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 7:00 pm
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko’s daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself. Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan 親子映画:日本の家族ドラマ … Continue reading →
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 7:00 pm
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko’s daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself. Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan 親子映画:日本の家族ドラマ … Continue reading →
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See and Make: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy 12:30 pm
See and Make: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy @ The Horticulture Center, Dixon Room
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
See and Make: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy @ The Horticulture Center, Dixon Room | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Family See and Make Afternoons: Drop by the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park on the first Sunday in November through March from 12:30pm to 2:30pm to try your hand at various arts from Japan. A variety of activities and demos will be on offer throughout the afternoon. Buy a ticket online or at the door. $9 per person, $7 members. Get ready for Valentine’s day and make a gift for someone special. Learn to fold an origami heart and box (we will provide a piece of Japanese candy to put … Continue reading →
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Conversation Club 6:30 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided. Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.
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Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 7:00 pm
Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother’s homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed. Parents and Children: … Continue reading →
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Film: Persona Non Grata 2:00 pm
Film: Persona Non Grata @ National Museum of Jewish American History
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film: Persona Non Grata @ National Museum of Jewish American History | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Join the Philadelphia premiere of Persona Non Grata (Japan, 2015, 139 min.) with director Cellin Gluck in attendance. This narrative film tells the compelling and little-known story of the only Japanese Righteous Among the Nations, Chiune Sugihara*, who saved thousands of Jewish lives during World War II. $10/Free for NMAJH and JACL Members Reserve Member tickets Purchase Non-member tickets Presented by the National Museum of Jewish American History with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. *Click here to learn more … Continue reading →
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Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012 7:00 pm
Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012 @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children. Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan 親子映画:日本の家族ドラマ Thursdays in February on the Penn Campus, 7 PM February 2 Ishii Katsuhiko, Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 February 9 Kore’eda Hirokazu, Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 February 16 Hosoda Mamoru, Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), … Continue reading →
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Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II
Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II @ Friends Center
Feb 18 – Mar 9 all-day
Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II @ Friends Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Make your plans now to see Uprooted Coming to Philadelphia February 18, 2017 – March 9, 2017 will be the first East Coast showing of Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II. The exhibition visually documents the first of those camps with photos taken in July 1942 in Oregon and Idaho. Rarely told, this presents the story of 33,000 Japanese Americans who volunteered out of the high security WWII assembly centers and concentration camps to harvest sugar beets for the war effort. Employed by the Farm Security … Continue reading →
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Conversation Club 6:30 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided. Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.
Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013 7:00 pm
Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013 @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In this update of Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story”, a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo. Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan 親子映画:日本の家族ドラマ Thursdays in February on the Penn Campus, 7 PM February 2 Ishii Katsuhiko, Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 February 9 Kore’eda Hirokazu, Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 February 16 Hosoda Mamoru, Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012 February 23 Yamada Yōji, Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013
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