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Screening of “A Boy and His Samurai” with director Yoshihiro Nakamura

at The Japan Foundation, Toronto Reservations are now closed. Thank you for your interest. presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Toronto Japanese Film Festival with an introduction by Director Yoshihiro Nakamura Q&A following the film A Boy and … Continue reading →

Revitalization of Public Housing

Challenges and Celebrations in Toronto and Japan A talk by Prof. Sayaka Fujii, Tsukuba University Introduced by Prof. André Sorensen, University of Toronto NEW June 12, 2014: lecture slides available for download (pdf) Since 2005, there has been a large-scale … Continue reading →

Seiji Ozawa Photography Exhibition

May 5 – July 31, 2014 Continue reading →

Fashion on Film: Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls

2002, 115 min. Directed by Takeshi Kitano Starring Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Chieko Matsubara, Kyoko Fukuda, Tsutomu Takeshige Three storylines cross in Dolls: tragic lovers wander through Tokyo bound at the waist by a red cord, a disfigured … Continue reading →

From Wabi-Sabi to Kawaii? A Talk by Fashion Historian Akiko Fukai

Reservations for this event are now closed. Thank you for your interest. From “Wabi-Sabi” to “kawaii”, the very Japanese aesthetic concepts are merging modernity with enduring traditions, and as a result, are gaining widespread recognition all over the world. Focusing … Continue reading →