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- 9/24: An exciting presentation of four short-films by emerging female Japanese directors will be shown as part of the New York Japan CineFest 2015 at the JICC!
- 9/16: A mysterious young woman makes a business of renting feline friends to those in need of companionship - men and women, young and old.
- 8/24: Participate in our JICC Japan Instagram Photo Contest!
- 8/28: Young Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned and struggle to survive in this heartbreaking story about the casualties of war.
- 8/19: Set during the war, the final film from director Kaneto Shindo tells the story of a soldier, Keita, who has been entrusted with a postcard from a comrade. After the war, he finds his comrade’s wife, Tomoko, and witnesses the tragic life she has led.
- 7/15: Kaori is a kendo champion in junior high until she is defeated by the carefree Sanae. Now Kaori wants revenge, but can she maintain her drive against Sanae’s cheerfulness? A story of rivalry and friendship.
- 7/10: Running through wheat fields and chasing make-believe creatures, tomboy Shinko daily conjures up the majesty of feudal Japan in her imagination, venturing into a world as real to her as her own...
- 7/1-7/31: Stop by the JICC to learn the tale of the star-crossed lovers and write a wish of your own as we celebrate Tanabata!
- 6/26: A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children on the border between Japan and the Soviet Union in the aftermath of WWII. Based on true events.
- 6/19: Risking the death penalty, a group of five samurai from the Choshu domain set off for England at the end of the Shogunate period. They go to study the country and its industrial progress in the hopes of returning to Japan with knowledge to re-shape its future.
- 6/12: We are pleased to announce that our guided tours of the Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse have been rescheduled! Come join us for this rare opportunity!
- 6/5: Get outside and unleash your creativity at our special pop-up origami workshop at Golden Triangle's Farragut Friday!
- 6/3: The JICC is participating in the 10th EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival! This year, the theme is “Food for Thought” and will explore cross-cultural views of food through short films. We will present six short films from Italy and Japan, followed by a discussion, on June 3rd at the JICC!
- 6/11: Japanese guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen joins the DC Jazz Festival at the JICC with his group.
- 5/27: In the midst of war, the prince of Levamme proposes to Juana del Moral of Amatsukami and vows to end the war between their nations in a year. However, after an attempt is made on her life, Levamme hires a mercenary pilot, Charles, to escort the future princess safely to the capital.
- 5/20: A father and daughter find a book of recipes left by their late wife/mother, Otomi — recipes for a "happy life". Together with two strangers, Imo and Haru, the family begins to rebuild their lives and learn about Otomi through these instructions for life.
- 5/5: Celebrate and learn about Children's Day with us all month long through koinobori displays, fun activities, and more!
- 5/2: Join us as we celebrate Passport D.C.'s Around the World Embassy Tour at the Old Ambassador's Residence with various displays of traditional culture and modern technology, as well as tasty treats!
- 4/30: Due to the popularity of the first screening, the JICC will present a second bonus screening of the award-winning animated film “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” on April 30! From Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata comes this beautifully hand-drawn film based on one of the oldest folktales of Japan.
- 4/24: We sincerely regret to announce due to circumstances beyond our control, our Architecture Week 2015 guided tours of the Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse have been postponed.
- 4/22: This month's J-Film is A Tale of Samurai Cooking! Haru, a cook par excellence, marries Yasunobu, a "kitchen samurai" (chef) to the Kaga clan. The only problem is: he cannot cook. Now, Haru must teach him to be a chef.
- 4/24: Come celebrate Architecture Week 2015 with guided tours of the Embassy of Japan's Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse!
- 4/15: The JICC will present the award-winning animated film “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” on April 15! From Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata comes this beautifully hand-drawn film based on one of the oldest folktales of Japan.
- 4/8: Professional shogi players Madoka Kitao and Asuka Ito will explain and demonstrate the game of shogi. Attendees will also have a chance to try out Let's Catch the Lion, a simple shogi variant!
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Wednesday, September 18 | 6:30pm | JICC
"Rent-a-Cat" is the story of a mysterious young woman who has made a business of renting feline friends to those in need of companionship - men and women, young and old.
Thursday, September 24 | 6:30pm | JICC
An exciting presentation of four short-films by emerging female Japanese directors will be shown as part of the New York Japan CineFest 2015 at the JICC!
August | 9am-5pm | JICC
Although we don't have an exhibit this month, we are displaying traditional Japanese summer festival and obon items. Stop by to see more!