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Our second annual roundup of Japanese summer festivals features 20 festivals in 16 cities across the United States. From late June through September 2018, these events celebrate Japanese food, music, dance, visual arts, fashion, cinema, martial arts, manga, anime, ceramics and a range of other traditions and practices. All of these festivals offer exuberance, spectacle and a wealth of opportunities to learn about Japanese culture.
The Play Company’s much-anticipated production of Toshiki Okada’s Time’s Journey Through a Room shines a bright light on the work of the Japanese playwright and his Brooklyn-based translator, Aya Ogawa. The play – part ghost story, part love story – is one of over a dozen Okada pieces the two have adapted for English-speaking audiences.
Pianist and composer Satoko Fujii will release an astonishing twelve albums during 2018. Her compositions combine elements of classic jazz with ambient rock, classical music and Japanese folk songs.