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Miyuki Matsunaga "GETA DANCE"

4th Japanese Culture Festival

Vilnius, Lithuania

Traditional Culture

The 4th Japanese Culture Festival will be held with the European Bonsai Association(EBA) and European Suiseki Association(ESA) Convention in Vilnius, Lithuania. This Festival aims at showcasing tradition and transformation of Japanese performing arts to local audience and international participants of European Bonsai Congress. Professional dancer Miyuki Matsunaga, will present a unique “geta dance” which blends elements of traditional and contemporary dance and theatre . The festival will open with Keiko Borjeson jazz quintet’s show “Japan Jazz Messengers”. The program will include jazz improvisations of Japanese songs and original compositions. Dancer Miyuki Matsunaga and Keiko Borjeson will present joint performance at the gala concert. Demonstrations and workshops of washi paper, presented by master Sadao Mino, ikebana and calligraphy will enrich the Festival’s program and provide the visitors with the opportunity to experience sophisticated Japanese culture phenomena cherished in the contemporary life.

EBA & ESA Convention / The 4th Japanese Culture Festival:
http://www.bonsailithuania.com/ 

Date:

4-6 Sep. 2015

Venue:

Lithuanian Convention and Exhibition Center LITEXPO

Program:

-GETA DANCE by MIYUKI MATSUNAGA
-Jazz concert by KEIKO BORJESON & “JAPAN JAZZ MESSENGERS”
-Washi workshop by Sadao Mino
-Dalia Matulaite sculpture exhibition
-Dalia Doksaite sumi-e exhibition
-Sho exhibition
-Origami exhibition
-Washi exhibition
-Ikebana exhibition
-Kimono exhibition
-Japanese doll – kokeshi exhibition
-“UNTOLD STORY OF SURVIVAL” photography installation and workshop
-Ikebana demonstration by Miwako Tsuchiya, Yoshino Tokuhira, Laimute Vanagiene
-Calligraphy demonstration by Yoshino Tamura
-Origami demonstration by Souka Toyoda
-Aikido-Kendo-Iaido Show by Kyumeikan Kendo Dojo Lietuva
-Tea Ceremony
-Haiku exhibition
-Lecture “Women Calligraphy in Japan” by Gabija Kauneliene
-Lecture “Five stanzas for Donelaitis or language of sculpture” by Dalia Matulaite
-Lecture “Japanese way of thinking and communication ethics” by Arvydas Alisauskas
-Lecture “Historical Styles of Japanese Gardens” by Aurelijus Zykas
-Exhibition official opening cerenomy: collaboration performance by Miyuki Matsunaga(GETA DANCE) and Keiko Borjeson (jass singer)
-Lecture “Ikebana – the language of flowers” by Laimute Vanagiene
-Lecture “Work in Japanese Company” by Andrius Gelezauskas
-Kimono Demo Show by Japan agency “Yukari”
-Lecture about Washi by Sadao Mino
-Japanese railroad presentation by Atsushi Niwa
-Ikebana workshop by Miwako Tsuchiya, Yoshino Tokuhira, Laimute Vanagiene
-Washi workshop by Sadao Mino
-Origami workshop by Souka Toyoda
-Calligraphy workshop by Yoshino Tamura
-Zen meditation
-Lecture “Unknown Japan” by Andrius Gelezauskas

and more…

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European Bonsai Association(EBA) and European Suiseki Association(ESA) Convention

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Design Fair

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