“I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.
Ten literary arts practitioners to visit the VC Founders’ photo exhibit At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America, and select one still or moving image sequence on display that resonates with them and compose an original five-minute performance piece based on that image.
Showcasing the work of the masters and up-and-coming artists from this Japanese Calligraphic Art group, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai.
Over 50 vendors will be on hand with unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, cultural t-shirts, handbags, ceramics, origami, and more. Performances by Yuujou Daiko and harpist Audrey Kato.
Side Street Projects presents a free evening of multimedia experiences and discussions surrounding the history of the Japanese tea ceremony led by artist-in-residence Alan Nakagawa.