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- 5/18: A rare glimpse of the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, one of the world's most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.
- 5/17: Discover old Japan and dive into the floating world of ukiyo-e through rakugo-style storytelling presented by the world-renowned Katsura Sunshine!
- 4/29: A young huntress named Hamaji moves to Edo and quickly finds herself mixed up in the struggle between a human/dog hybrid known as Shino and the Shogunate!
- 4/22: Haruko wants to become a geisha but with her country manners and thick accent it seems impossible! Only with the help of a linguistics professor can she hope to make it.
- 4/5: Come join us for a lecture with Ohi Chozaemon XI, a master ceramicist with robust family lineage and a contemporary edge.
- 4/5: Join the JICC, in cooperation with the Onishi Gallery in New York, for our spring exhibition of Japanese kōgei (artisan crafts), including over 40 works by artists certified as Living National Treasures. Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
- 3/28: Join Gamarjobat, the infamous mohawked pantomime comedy duo, as they transcend language and cultural barriers during their silent comedic performance! Presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
- 3/2: Join us this Cherry Blossom season as the JICC and Embassy of Japan participate in a number of events around the DC area!
- 3/17: When Ichie, a dressmaker, is offered the opportunity to create her own fashion brand, she must decide: will she follow tradition or move into the world of "fast fashion"?
- 2/24: By to popular demand, join us for a bonus screening of Neko Samurai ～Samurai ❤ Cat～!
- 2/26: Master thief Lupin III travels to the castle of Count Cagliostro to get revenge and discovers a princess being held captive. Now he and his gang must save her and uncover the secrets of the castle!
- 3/23: As a development project in the remote Iya Valley threatens to divide its populace, an old man and his granddaughter's humble lifestyle begins to influence the outlook of a man from Tokyo.
- 2/17: The famed but masterless samurai, Kyutaro, is contracted to kill a rival boss' cat. But when he sees how adorable the cat is, he cannot bring himself to do it...
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Tuesday, May 17 | 6:30pm | JICC
Discover old Japan and dive into the floating world of ukiyo-e through rakugo-style storytelling presented by the world-renowned Katsura Sunshine!
Wednesday, May 18 | 6:30pm | JICCA rare glimpse of the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.
Friday, May 27 | 6:30pm | JICC
Stay tuned for our annoucement of our May Animezing, coming May 1st!