▪️Coco Aramaki, “The Nite Gardner,” painting exhibition, Mon – Sat, 11 AM – 5 PM.Housewright Gallery, 1224 S Bailey St, Georgetown, Seattle. A name new to these pages, the photographer-turned-painter evokes George Tsutakawa.
▪️Seattle Asian Art Museum, “Rene-gade Edo and Paris,” until Dec. 3. Exhibition explores the “renegade spirit” and subversive, anti-establishment attitudes in 18th and 19th century Edo and 19th century France. Japanese ukiyo-e prints and the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are displayed side by side.
▪️UW Japan Studies, “Japan’s New Security Strategy: Outlook and Challenges,”Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Wed Nov 1, 7 – 8:30 PM.
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, Seattle. Reception follows. https://jsis.washington.edu/japan/
▪️UW Japan Studies, “Close-Knit,” Mon Nov 13, 5:30 – 8 PM.
Film screening, UW, Seattle Campus, Thomson Hall 101. includes discussion moderated by Davinder Bhowmik, UW. https://jsis.washington.edu/japan/
▪️”Ikigai Summit,” Fri Nov 17, 9 AM – 1 PM, followed by afternoon optional sessions until 5:30 PM.
Center for Urban Horticulture, UW-Seattle. Ikigai is the Japanese concept of “your reason for being.” It is scientifically proven to improve longevity, creativity, productivity and happiness. The one-day gathering will showcase the very best in modern insights and practical application to personal and professional life.
▪️Method Gallery, Camouflage Net Project, Dance Performances by Gabrielle Nomura Gainor with dance troupe Tsuru Ko, Fri Nov 17, 7 PM, Sat Nov 18, 2, 4 and 7 PM. https://www.methodgallery.com
▪️Ayame Kai Holiday Market, Sat Nov 18, 10 AM – 2 PM. Asian treasures, baked treats, handmade gifts, bento; 20+ vendors. Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1427 S Main St, Seattle. Proceeds benefit Keiro NW elder services. (Free admission). https://ayamekaiguild.square.site/
▪️Seattle Public Library • “An Empire in Peril,” Sat Nov 18, 3 – 5 PM. Benefit sci-fi film screening for Nisei Veterans Committee, $10. Central Library. •”The Postwar Seattle Chinatown of John Okada.” Sun Nov 19, 2 – 3:15 PM. Central Library, Level 1 Microsoft Auditorium.
▪️Japan America Society, Centennial Gala, Tue Nov 28, Westin-Seattle. Early Bird Sign-Up by Tue 10/31.
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