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Upcoming Events: Photography talk, Saturday opening and more

Post  JF on Tue May 03, 2011 8:53 pm

Upcoming JFT Events:

●Talk by Photographer Haruo Nakano at The Japan Foundation , Toronto , May 9
●JFT Library and Gallery Saturday opening, May 14

Upcoming Supported Events:

●Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 7-8 at the Toronto Reference Library
● Art for Japan : Earthquake Relief Benefit Art Exhibition, May 13-14 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
●Gambaro Japan ! Benefit Variety Show, May 28 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Capturing the Spirits at the Grand Shrine
A talk and slide presentation by photographer Haruo Nakano
Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Admission: Free
Reservation required: www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php or (416) 966-1600 x102
Location: 131 Bloor St. W. , 2nd floor of the Colonnade Building

In Japanese with English interpretation

Haruo Nakano was born in the city of Ise to a family of fish shop owners who delivered ingredients for the sacred, ceremonial meals of the goddesses. Starting at the age of nine, he made deliveries on his bicycle to the Grand Shrine every morning before he went to school. Later, his curiosity took him on a long journey, first around Japan , then abroad, which made him determined not to follow the family business, but to become a photographer. As an official photographer, Nakano captures the spirits of the sacred forest and shrines beyond the level of any other cameramen. The mixture of Nakano's deep roots in the local community and his active imagination to transcend the limits of geography contribute an extra touch to his photography. The images which are not included in the exhibition will be projected during this talk.

JFT Library and Gallery Saturday openings:

THIS SATURDAY, May 7, noon – 5 pm

DOORS OPEN TORONTO, May 28-29, 10 am – 5 pm

The Grand Shrine of Ise: Photographs by Haruo Nakano
Exhibition presented by The Japan Foundation
On until June 30

The Grand Shrine of Ise is raised in honour of two central deities: Amaterasu, the sun goddess, and Toyouke, the goddess of prosperity. The legend of the shrine’s origin goes back over two thousand years, and historical records can be traced back to the seventh century. Historically, the Imperial Family of Japan has maintained a long relationship with the Shrine. Beginning as recently as the 18th century, pilgrimages to the Grand Shrine have become one of the most popular entertainments in the life of the nation.

All photographs are printed on washi, hand-made Japanese paper, and framed using timber from the sacred forest of the Shrine. Along with the delicate but noble photography, the contemporary craftsmanship contributes to this exhibition to deliver the spirit of the holy forest.

Admission: Free
Opening dates and times: http://jftor.org/whatson/index.php

Supported Event:

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8
Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St .

Admission: Free

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth.

This year the Toronto Comic Arts Festival welcomes two special guests from Japan , manga artists Natsume Ono and Usamaru Furuya.


Supported Event:

Art for Japan

May 13, noon – 8 pm
May 14, 10 am – 5 pm

A two-day art exhibition of paintings, prints, textiles, ikebana and more by 14 local Japanese artists including Warabe Aska and Naoko Matsubara. All proceeds will be donated to the JCCC Foundation/Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W. , Toronto

Supported Event:

Gambaro Japan! A Benefit Variety Show for Earthquake Relief

May 28, 7 pm

A wide range of performances including Japanese traditional dance, instrumental music, contemporary dance, and much, much more!!

Location: The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct. , Toronto


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