Weekly Update 11/25
Dear Members and Friends of JASH,
Happy Thanksgiving! This year, we are more than ever grateful for the tremendous love and support from our JASH Community. Although we cannot gather for the holidays, we wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness.
Art in Conversation
With Miwako Tezuka
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
4:00pm – 5:00pm HST
Co-sponsored with Hawai‘i Contemporary.
Join Dr. Tezuka, associate curator for Hawai‘i Triennial 2022, in conversation with Katherine Don, executive director of Hawai‘i Contemporary. A noted specialist of post-war Asian art, Dr. Tezuka will discuss her transnational approach to curating, drawing examples from her rich and diverse curatorial practice as both an independent and institutional curator, working across foundations and museums.
Virtual Program Women Who Lead: Serving the Community through the Cherry Blossom Festival Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 6:30pm – 7:30pm HST Free
In this next installment for our “Women Who Lead” webinar series, we welcome the 68th Cherry Blossom Festival Court to learn about their journey serving the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also share the lessons they've learned through the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestant experience, reflect on leadership for Japanese-American women, and their hope for the future and life after the Cherry Blossom Festival. Click here to view our speaker biographies. For details and to register, click here.
Hosted by Lighthouse
Japanese College Fair 2020 Fall Online Nov. 4 – Dec. 3, 2020
4:00pm – 6:00pm HST Free
Lighthouse presents an online Japanese College Fair webinar series, which will runs through December 3, 2020. Over the month, 32 universities throughout Japan will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. You must pre-register for the presentations you wish to attend.
Hosted by the Hawaii International Film Festival
40th Hawaii International Film Festival
Nov. 5 – 29, 2020
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall with a blend of in-theater screenings and online offerings. In this year’s lineup, there are several of films speaking to the experiences of contemporary Japanese-Americans and how they navigate connecting with their culture. Go out to see a movie in their limited, regulated screenings, or enjoy HIFF from the comfort of your own home!
Hosted by Japan Society
Crafting the Perfect Sake in Kanagawa
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
In Kanagawa Prefecture, sake brewers take advantage of their bountiful natural surroundings, like the pristine waters that originate on nearby Mount Tanazawa. Izumibashi Sake Brewery, located in Kanagawa, is one of the few breweries in Japan that grows, harvests, and mills its own rice for sake production, assuring the utmost quality and control from start to finish. In this program, sake expert John Gauntner illuminates the unique nature of Kanagawa sake, and Izumibashi President Yuichi Hashiba gives a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery facility through an exclusive virtual tour. The program will conclude with a virtual sake and food pairing.