Opening Reception: February 1, 2018
6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
750 Marguerite Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27106This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, a region of Japan ravaged by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant failure in March of 2011, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery of this region. Instead, this exhibition uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku, its people and their way of life, as well as the renewed interest in their spiritual traditions.The exhibition, curated by Kotaro Iizawa, is composed of the work of nine generationally diverse individual photographers and one photographers’ group, who have worked and lived in Tohoku. Historic photographs taken in the mid-20c are juxtaposed with images by contemporary photographers.In the past six years, the Japan Foundation has toured this exhibit to over a 50 venues in 30 countries. This exhibition introduces many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world, who have watched its rebuilding since the trifold disasters of 2011.Presented by the Japan Foundation in Collaboration with SECCA, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, GA.
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Museum of Anthropology
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106Japan is often seen as a high-tech society and an economic leader in industry and manufacturing. Though true, Japan is also a society that reflects on its deep roots and historical traditions. This exhibition presents photography by artists documenting traditional Japanese culture. On display from January 23 to March 17, works by Hideo Haga capture the celebration of folk festivals in Tohoku, a region of northern Japan. From March 20 to October 6, works by Morton Huber document change and tradition in everyday life in the Chubu region. Admission is free.For more information visit: Museum of Anthropology
As Atlanta’s liaison office for the 30th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC), The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is again able to share a once in a lifetime opportunity with 4 elementary school students (two boys and two girls) and 1 chaperone from the State of Georgia through this fully funded exchange program to Fukuoka, Japan (Atlanta’s Sister City).This year’s APCC will be held from July 12-24, 2018. The JASG will again act as the official liaison office between the APCC, the City of Fukuoka, and Atlanta’s APCC delegation, and will manage all per-departure preparations for this fully funded exchange program.Applications for 2018 are due on Monday, February 5, 2018 and all application materials must be received by the JASG by 5:00pm that day.Junior Ambassador Invitation Letter & Application Instructions
The APCC has been held annually since 1989 with the objectives of: 1) generating appreciation for the culture of other nations and regions; 2) promoting mutual understanding and friendship; 3) nurturing international awareness in the region through young people. The theme of the conference is “We are the BRIDGE: We connect dreams around the world.”
For more information on this year’s conference or if you know of any elementary students who would be interested in applying in future years, please contact the JASG at 404-842-1400 or Admin@JASGeorgia.org. For more information about the APCC, please visit www.apcc.gr.jp.
Seishun Con (Atlanta, GA)
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
AnniCon (Anniston, AL)
February 24, 2018 Anniston City Meeting Center 1615 Noble St Anniston, AL 36201 AnniCon is a FREE, one-day celebration of Asian culture including art, music, costuming, manga, anime, gaming, food, history, and special guests.