JAPAN PERFORMING ARTS, INC.

New York

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Event on Governors Island 2021

JPA KIMONO PROJECT

2020 - 2021

Cultural Projects & Events

WINTER/SPRING ONLINE CLASSES 2021

Ongoing Activities

Classes, Rehearsals & Lectures

Nichibu Class

Bon Odori

Awa Odori NY-Ren

Kagura

Educational Lecture

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Amazing, fabulous, and entertaining emcee!! Ryo Shiba is again the emcee for all five days of our cultural programs on Governors Island!! He will fascinates us all and brings joy!!

(Bio)
Ryo Shiba is an attorney by day, a dancer, singer, novelist, and podcaster by night. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States after college. Ryo joined JPA in 2015, and has been an important member of JPA’s Iwami Kagura troupe ever since.

JPA Free Outdoor Cultural Program on Governors Island
May 22, 23 29, 30 & 31
Advanced Booking Required through Eventbrite
japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/

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6 hours ago

Amazing, fabulous, and entertaining emcee!! Ryo Shiba is again the emcee for all five days of our cultural programs on Governors Island!!  He will fascinates us all and brings joy!! 

(Bio) 
Ryo Shiba is an attorney by day, a dancer, singer, novelist, and podcaster by night. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States after college. Ryo joined JPA in 2015, and has been an important member of JPA’s Iwami Kagura troupe ever since.

JPA Free Outdoor Cultural Program on Governors Island 
May 22, 23 29, 30 & 31 
Advanced Booking Required through Eventbrite 
https://japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/

JPA

Furoshiki Wrapping - Eco-friendly Workshop!

Froshiki tradition started around 1300 years ago in Japan. Froshiki has various sizes for things you would like to wrap and carry! JPA Froshiki Workshop uses 33-inch Froshiki. We will make two kinds of bags, bottle wrapping, backpack, etc.

This workshop requires registration on the event day at the site. Please read how to use Eventbrite for booking on the program day (to come to the overall event), make a reservation for the Governors Island ferry (at Governors Island Ferry website), and register for the workshop (special registration at the event site)!

1) JPA Free Outdoor Cultural Program has many programs. Each day, the program composition is different. Please check the program info on JPA website carefully and select the date you would like to attend.
japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-2021-5/

2) Book the date(s) through Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-program-dance-music-kimono-registration-151004038143

3) Reserve for the ferry ride online.
www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

4) Please note that there are special registration programs. If you would like to join these programs please check our website for how to register each program.
japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors.../

This poster for JPA Outdoor Cultural Programs was created by Ms. Terumi Saito (artist/designer).
These are the links to Ms. Saito's website and SNS. Check these to see her art work!

JPA のプログラムイメージは アーティスト・デザイナーの 
齊藤輝美さんの制作です。下記リンクから齋藤さんの作品を是非ご覧ください。
Website: www.terumisaito.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/terumi_saito_/
www.instagram.com/terumi_saito_paint/
portfolio: terumi-saito-illustration.tumblr.com/

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on
Governors Island in late May!

JPA
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4 days ago

Furoshiki Wrapping - Eco-friendly Workshop!

Froshiki tradition started around 1300 years ago in Japan. Froshiki has various sizes for things you would like to wrap and carry! JPA Froshiki Workshop uses 33-inch Froshiki. We will make two kinds of bags, bottle wrapping, backpack, etc.

This workshop requires registration on the event day at the site. Please read how to use Eventbrite for booking on the program day (to come to the overall event), make a reservation for the Governors Island ferry (at Governors Island Ferry website), and register for the workshop (special registration at the event site)!

1) JPA Free Outdoor Cultural Program has many programs. Each day, the program composition is different. Please check the program info on JPA website carefully and select the date you would like to attend.
https://japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-2021-5/

2) Book the date(s) through Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-program-dance-music-kimono-registration-151004038143

3) Reserve for the ferry ride online.
https://www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

4) Please note that there are special registration programs. If you would like to join these programs please check our website for how to register each program.
https://japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors.../

This poster for JPA Outdoor Cultural Programs was created by  Ms. Terumi Saito (artist/designer).
These are the links to Ms. Saitos website and SNS. Check these to see her art work!

JPA のプログラムイメージは アーティスト・デザイナーの 
齊藤輝美さんの制作です。下記リンクから齋藤さんの作品を是非ご覧ください。
Website: https://www.terumisaito.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terumi_saito_/
https://www.instagram.com/terumi_saito_paint/
portfolio: https://terumi-saito-illustration.tumblr.com/

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on
Governors Island in late May!

JPA

It's wonderful to move your body in the beautiful air and green! Governors Island has the perfect environment for any exercise!

Tomoko Takedani, a certified instructor, will teach you the Japanese adaptation of breathing & exercise technique from the ancient Chinese court secret on May 22 & 31!

This requires the special registration for 20 spots. So please come earlier before the class start!

1) Select the date(s) you wish to join! (check our website)
japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/

2) Book your date(s) via Eventbrite.
www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-program-dance-music-kimono-registration-151004038143

3) Book the Ferry to Governors Island
www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

4) Register by 30 min before the start if you want to get a good spot. The registration will be on a first-come, first served basis.

Issuiku (YiShuiKong) masterfully imbues the Noguchi Taiso by Michizo Noguchi and physical methods and concepts of Japanese traditional forms and techniques codified by Takashi Saito into Chinese royal breathing techniques, court martial arts, and qigong. Like a Zen dance, slow, continuous, elegant movements are inspired by nature.

By balancing body, breath, and mind, Issuiku method strengthens you physically as well as mentally, and allows you to reach your full potential. The founder, Lin Yang, has taught Issuiku in Japan for almost 20 years, with certified instructors and students throughout Japan. Now that Lin Yang has moved to the U.S., Issuiku method is currently available in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

With Issuiku method, you can learn to relax, listen to your own body, slow down and feel the breath as you reflect on your health and the health of the Earth. For more information on Issuiku (YiShuiKong), please visit: yishuikong.com/en/

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on Governors Island in late May!

JPA
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5 days ago

Its wonderful to move your body in the beautiful air and green! Governors Island has the perfect environment for any exercise! 
 
Tomoko Takedani, a certified instructor, will teach you the Japanese adaptation of breathing & exercise technique from the ancient Chinese court secret on May 22 & 31!  

This requires the special registration for 20 spots.  So please come earlier before the class start!   

1) Select the date(s) you wish to join! (check our website)
https://japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/

2) Book your date(s) via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-program-dance-music-kimono-registration-151004038143

3) Book the Ferry to Governors Island
https://www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

4) Register by 30 min before the start if you want to get a good spot. The registration will be on a first-come, first served basis.

Issuiku (YiShuiKong) masterfully imbues the Noguchi Taiso by Michizo Noguchi and physical methods and concepts of Japanese traditional forms and techniques codified by Takashi Saito into Chinese royal breathing techniques, court martial arts, and qigong. Like a Zen dance, slow, continuous, elegant movements are inspired by nature.

By balancing body, breath, and mind, Issuiku method strengthens you physically as well as mentally, and allows you to reach your full potential. The founder, Lin Yang, has taught Issuiku in Japan for almost 20 years, with certified instructors and students throughout Japan. Now that Lin Yang has moved to the U.S., Issuiku method is currently available in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

With Issuiku method, you can learn to relax, listen to your own body, slow down and feel the breath as you reflect on your health and the health of the Earth. For more information on Issuiku (YiShuiKong), please visit: https://yishuikong.com/en/

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on Governors Island in late May!

JPA

Kayo Yoshioka - Enka/Japanese Blues

JPA pleasantly announces Kayo Yoshioka - Enka/Japanese Blues will be in our program on May 31, Memorial Day!

Please join us to enjoy the concert and her gorgeous voice!

Kayo Yoshioka is a Japanese blues and Enka singer, and has been based in NY for 14 years. She is also known as a gospel singer and a finalist of female soloist category of McDonald gospel festival 2021. She has performed at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual Sakura Matsuri, Roosevelt Island's Sakura Matsuri, Spring Festivals at Columbia University and Stonybrook University, and has performed on the NY1 TV Station.
Today she’s introducing you some good old Japanese blues which is called “Showa Kayou” with her band.

Steve Williams - keyboard
Simon Yu - Guitar
Nick West - Bass
Hiroyuki Matsuura - Drums
Kayo Yoshioka - Vocal

Here is the way you can participate in our programs!

1) Select the date(s) you wish to join! (check our website)
japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/
2) Book your date(s) via Eventbrite.
www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-prog
3) Book the Ferry to Governors Island
www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on Governors Island in late May!

JPA
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1 week ago

Kayo Yoshioka - Enka/Japanese Blues

JPA pleasantly announces Kayo Yoshioka - Enka/Japanese Blues will be in our program on May 31, Memorial Day!   

Please join us to enjoy the concert and her gorgeous voice! 

Kayo Yoshioka is a Japanese blues and Enka singer, and has been based in NY for 14 years. She is also known as a gospel singer and a finalist of female soloist category of McDonald gospel festival 2021. She has performed at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens annual Sakura Matsuri, Roosevelt Islands Sakura Matsuri, Spring Festivals at Columbia University and Stonybrook University, and has performed on the NY1 TV Station.
Today she’s introducing you some good old Japanese blues which is called “Showa Kayou” with her band. 

Steve Williams - keyboard 
Simon Yu - Guitar 
Nick West - Bass
Hiroyuki Matsuura - Drums
Kayo Yoshioka - Vocal

Here is the way you can participate in our programs!   

1) Select the date(s) you wish to join! (check our website)
https://japanperformingarts.org/event-on-governors-island-…/
2) Book your date(s) via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jpa-free-outdoor-cultural-prog…
3) Book the Ferry to Governors Island
https://www.govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on Governors Island in late May! 

JPA
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