The week-long event includes a photography exhibit, book and culinary fair, concerts and movie screenings. Check out the list of activities happening now through November 9 at the Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center.
Tuesday, November 5
Miro Ito, a Japanese photographer, artist and director will inaugurate her itinerant photographic exhibit called “Road of Light and Hope.” The exhibit highlights Japan’s ancient culture through photographic registry, emphasizing the tangible and intangible spirituality of the country.
The opening is on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00pm at Ryoichi Jinnai art gallery in the Peruvian-Japanese Cultural Center. It runs through November 27. Entrance is free.
Wednesday, November 6
In association with the Japanese embassy and the Japan Foundation in New York, the Peruvian Japanese Association (APJ) presents Yumi Kurosawa, a composer and interpreter of koto, the traditional Japanese instrument. She will give a concert with Peruvian musicians Abner Carhuaricra, Dwight Vinces and the choir Utaimasho.
The concert starts at 7:30pm at the Teatro Peruano Japonés. Entrance is free with limited space.
Thursday, November 7
APJ’s publishing house will present two books, “The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu” and “Diary of Sarashina,” in their Spanish versions. The two works are part of Japan’s classic women’s literature, first published in the 11th century. The presentation will include conferences by the translators of the book Hiroko Izumi Shimono e Iván Pinto Román.
The presentation will begin at 7:30pm in the Dai Hall of the center. Entrance is free.
If film is more to your liking, you can enjoy the screening of “Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura” (2017), a Japanese fantasy and crime film. Watch the entertaining trailer below:
For the full list of activities check out the Japanese Cultural Week Facebook page.
Cover photo: Centro Cultural Peruano Japones Facebook