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IHJ sponsors the IHJ Artists Forums series to provide a venue for the US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow to present their works and meet other artists. The I-House also produces occasional concerts and artistic events to promote mutual cultural understanding between Japan and the rest of the world.


[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Solo Performance]

  • Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 pmPhoto: Kirk Murphy
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Created and performed by Kimi Maeda (Theater Artist; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with Japanese subtitles)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required) reservation

Kimi Maeda’s solo performance, Bend, tells the true story of two men incarcerated in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’ s father, an Asian art historian who suffered from dementia at the end of his life, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi. Weaving together live feed projections of sand drawings with archival footage from the 1940s, Maeda’s performance poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered.

Image: Bend [All images are from previous performances of Bend]


[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Solo Performance]
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Spinning Night in Living Color: Light Installations by Elaine Buckholtz
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Screening]
Cocktail Party
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Reading]
Between Flame and Flight
IHJ Art Programs/ Concerts 2016


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