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2015年05月28日

Long-awaited debut solo show in Europe by up-and-coming calligrapher  

After exhibiting a distinctive talent at an early age, Shoko Kanazawa has, since her debut in 2005, developed an active career visiting all parts of Japan for speaking opportunities, solo exhibitions and calligraphy performances. Critical acclaim abroad as well as at home of her artistry made 2015 an active year for her overseas, including a solo show in New York City and her long-awaited European solo show at Plzeň 2015. She has truly matured into an artist of global stature. Organized by Robin Shōen Heřman and Ivo Hucl, this exhibition was the product of their enthusiasm pursued in elaborate preparations and repeated consultation. Both Kanazawa and her mother, teacher and supporter Yasuko Kanazawa attended the opening, offering a public demonstration and talk. Her exhibition and appearance were well received as she stirred the many viewers not only with the artistry of her calligraphy, but also her personality and the strength of her writing that unfolds from her pellucid heart. Kanazawa's work etched itself cleanly into the memories of the many viewers present.

Date:

11 Sep. - 11 Oct. 2015

Venue:

The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen - 1st floor

Artist:

Shoko Kanazawa http://www.k-shoko.org/en/index.html

Related program:

Karen LaMonte exhibition "Ceramic and glass plastic of kimono"

Date: 10 Sep. - 11 Oct. 2015 Venue: The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen - 1st floor

2015年05月28日
Shogi spreads among chess cultures of Europe A festival of shogi, the most popular Japanese board game, and other board games with Japanese themes by the Kavenu Club and Goada Association. Shogi is a strategy game similar to chess but more interesting and more aggressive. The main aim of the game is to put captured stones back on the board, creating situations rich in strategy and placing shogi among the best board games in the world. The game of shogi is more than 1,300 years old. It was formerly used as a “logic exercise” mostly for generals and emperors – it is not an accident that the words “shogi” and “shogun” start with the same character. The name “shogi” can be translated as “the game of generals”. Thanks to a new version with indicating arrows removing the primary barrier in understanding Japanese symbols, the game of shogi is becoming popular in the Czech Republic. An open workshop for all age groups led by the experienced tutors Filip Marek and Pavlina Smržova will teach participants the rules of the game in five minutes. They have been running shogi in the Czech Republic for four years and also founded the Czech Association of Shogi. Festival participants will learn about other board games inspired by Japan in the collection and archive of the Kavenu Club and the Goada Association. Kavenu is the most significant club of board games in Pilsen, with a shop and rental service offering more than 1,000 board games for playing or renting. Club members are happy to help with choosing a suitable game. Goada is a civic association which organises educational events with board games and one of the biggest festivals of board games in West Bohemia – Goliath and David. It co-organises competitions in board games and many supporting activities for children and families.   Besides shogi, people from all age groups can play almost twenty other games with Japanese themes. Many will also be for sale.  

Date:

5-7 Jun. 2015

Venue:

Mestanska Beseda - Social Hall

Lecturer of Workshop:

Filip Marek, Pavlina Smrzova (Czech Shogi Association)

Cooperation:

Madoka Kitao, Manabu Terao (International Shogi Popularization Society), Czech Shogi Association
2015年05月28日

Japanese tradition of comic storytelling now with global profile  

This Plzeň date came as part of a European tour by rakugo performer Irifunetei Sentatsu also taking in Riga, Latvia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Trier, Germany. In the rakugo art of storytelling, the performer acts all the roles to create the richly varied worlds of his tales while skillfully wielding a fan or a hand towel. Irifunetei preceded his performance with a lecture on the techniques of rakugo, the product of a long and continuous tradition of 200 years, mixing in brief examples for illustration. Czech subtitling was employed during the performance to make this piece of traditional culture more accessible for the local audience. Irifunetei's expert performance, tour leader Petr Holy's careful translation and the staff's teamwork combined for performances that evoked a tremendous response and filled the hall with laughter. The Plzeň performance drew the first standing ovation of this European tour, and the European Capital of Culture proved occasion for heightening interest in rakugo as some spoke hopefully of looking forward to the next performance.

Date:

8 Jun. 2015

Venue:

Mestanska Beseda - JoNas Theatre

Artist:

Irifunetei Sentatsu - Rakugo Irifunetei Kotatsu - Shamisen

2015年05月28日

Czech aikido, boasting a history of 40 years

Aikido is a modern martial art originated by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The discipline has since developed into a global martial art with aikido organizations and groups in 130 countries around the world, around a hundred overseas missions dispatched annually from the Aikikai Foundation, and visits to the central dojo, or training center, in Tokyo made by practitioners from Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and other places. Founded by volunteers in 1992, the Aikido Dojo Plzeň offers daily training opportunities for both children and adults, and is active in hosting special seminars with instructors from overseas. Hosting a seminar offered by the late Shoji Nishio, who had studied with the founder of aikido, in 1998, and since 1997 engaged in ongoing exchange with Nishio's pupil Koichi Tanaka, the Plzeň dojo's efforts are active and sustained. Dojo leader Jaroslav Sip's efforts facilitated three separate special seminars, training sessions and demonstrations in 2015 with instructors from Japan, Slovenia and Sweden. The Spirit of Harmony has taken deep root, with aikido as the common denominator, as practitioners engage in a sustained training regimen while working hard together in the spirit of self-improvement.

Seminar:

●Weekend Aikido course

Date: 6-7 Jun. 2015  Venue: Aikido dojo Plzen, Mestanska Beseda Shihan (master): Petr Krumphanzl Participants : Minori Suzuki

●International Aikido course

Date: 12-16 Aug. 2015 

Venue: Aikido dojo Plzen  Shihan (master): Koichi Tanaka, Yasuhiko Takemori, Stefan Stenudd

●International Aikido course

Date: 30 Oct. – 1 Nov. 2015 Venue: Aikido dojo Plzen, Shihan (master) : Kei Izawa

 

Embukai:

Date: 7 Jun. 2015 Venue: DEPO2015 Shihan:  Minori Suzuki, Petr Krumphanzl (5th dan)

Cooperation:

Aikido Dojo Pilsen

2015年05月28日

Czech kyogen: 20 years of dedicated learning

Little Kyogen Theatre Nagomi is a troupe of Czech kyogen performers founded by Ondřej Hýbl and others on the occasion of a workshop offered by kyogen master Shigeyama Shime at European Capital of Culture Prague in 2000. After studying kyogen with the Shigeyama family in Kyoto, Hýbl performed in such locations as the Czech Republic, Slovakia and France, and has recently devoted some efforts to workshops. These dates in Pilsen included performances in Czech translation of “Boshibari” and “Kuchimane” that filled the hall with laughter. Kyogen is generally considered a classical form, but Hýbl manages to express its high-quality humor in a way that appeals to contemporary audiences. Made available to the modern world, the quintessence of kyogen is steadily spreading across national borders.

* By January 2016 Little Kyogen Theatre Nagomi had played over 400 performances of Czech-language kyogen in locations around Eastern Europe. The group works to pass the tradition on the next generation with the organization of a children's theater group, and it has won acclaim for its persistent efforts in the performance of high-quality kyogen without sacrificing tradition. Hosei University's Noh Theatre Research Institute awarded the group its 26th Saika Award in 2016.

Program:

Date: 5 Jun. 2015 Venue: Mestanska Beseda - JoNas Theatre Program: "Foxes on the Island of Sado" (Sado Kitsune) "The Tomel Thief" (Kaki yamabushi) "The Snail" (Kagyu) Date: 6 Jun. 2015 Venue: Alfa Theatre - Grand Stage Program: "Plovers" (Chidori) "The Mountain Spring" (Shimizu) "The Voice Behind the Door" (Yobikoe) Date: 7 Jun. 2015 Venue: DEPO2015 Program: "Tied to a pole" (Boshibari) "The Mimics" (Kuchimane)

Artist:

The Little Kyogen Theatre Nagomi  http://www.kjogen.cz/ Shigeyama Shime

2015年05月28日

Japanese culture of calligraphy finding a place in Europe Date: 1 Jun. - 5 Jul. 2015

The carved characters that were the theme of this shodo calligraphy exhibit in Pilsen are one of the modes of expression of shodo that features aesthetic carving of characters into material such as wood. Unlike work done in brush, it is characteristically a three-dimensional form of expression. Making use of coloration, it is also deeply connected with crafts and such arts as sculpture, and is attracting attention as a new avenue of shodo. Focusing particularly on carvings and folding fans, this Pilsner exhibit proved a landmark show such as has rarely ever been put on in Japan. Shodo exhibitions and classes have found a reception in Pilsner over the past some decades, and the opening of this exhibition featuring wide-ranging modes of calligraphic expression other than the brush generated keen interest and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. With the assistance of Tosen Usuda, representative of the International Shodo Cultural Development Council, the exhibit featured the work of fifty artists. For those of us living in an age brimming with simple icons and images, this exhibition prompting “readings” of the primal messages in the respiration and emotions of these artists as one engages carefully with their work made for a significant project looking back over our daily routines.

Venue:

The Jiri Trnka Gallery

Artists:

USUDA TOSEN, USUDA RUGEN, HIRAYAMA MIDORI, UKITA MINORU, HORI SUIDO, ANZAI YOSHIKO, WATANABE MICHIKO, HATSUMI TAISEI, MARUYAMA YOHI, ASANO KOSEI, IKEYAMA KOSHU, TOYAMA RIEI, MIKI SUIKO, SHIMAMOTO HAKUSHU, KAYANUMA KOCHIKU, NISHIHARA KEIGYOKU, KONDO SAIKA, AKASHI SHINDO, MIURA JUKO, INOUE TODO, OCHIAI KOSEI, HORIUCHI GENRO, IIDA KEIKO, SAITO SEICHO, GOTO TAIHO, HATSUZAWA WADO, SAITO ZUISEN, WATANABE KAEN, HIRAI KOSHU, YODA GYOSHU, SATOYAMA SHOGEN, SAGAWA UNSO, SAGAWA KOKI, HIRATA SEISHU, IOKA HIROMI, MIZUNO JUNKO, MOTOKI FUJIE, WATANABE SEIKO, YAZAWA FUJIO, YOSHIZAKI TSUTOMU, KATO HIROSHI, NISHIYAMA SHURAN, SANO KEISETSU, TADOKORO KOFU, ISHI AKIKO, KIMIZUKA JOKEI, SANTO MICHIKO, YAMASHITA RANTEI, ARAI CHIKEI

2015年05月28日

Bonsai building an international name for itself  

European Capital of Culture Plzeň was occasion for an expanded edition of the International Bonsai Exhibition organized by the Czech Bonsai Association. As well as the bonsai exhibition of some 130 pieces, the schedule featured a convention  for young bonsai talent, workshops and a suiseki exhibition. Highly-skilled bonsai practitioners from Mexico and seven European countries including Belgium, Germany and Poland showed work, and the three-day show was much bruited, drawing over 1400 viewers from within the Czech Republic and from such places as Germany and the Netherlands. To accompany the exhibition, bonsai master Masashi Hirao was invited to conduct workshops. Before visiting  Plzeň, Hirao displayed his talents at the Japanese pavilion at Expo Milan 2015. Hirao is truly active on a global stage.

Date:

5-7 June.  2015

Venue:

Mestanska Beseda - Small Hall, the Atrium, and the Garden with the music pavillion

Main Guests:

Masashi Hirao, Japan Mark Noleanders, Belgie Enrique Castana, Mexico René Alber, Germany Rafal Wodzicki , Poland Luboš Šebek, Czech Republic

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