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Orlando Japan Festival offers taiko drumming, martial arts demos and more

November 3, 2012
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Orlando Japan Festival offers taiko drumming, martial arts demos and more

The Orlando Japan Festival will have you watching 100 traditional Japanese performers create rapid beats, dancing ladies decked out in Oriental kimonos (visually, think Memories of a Geisha), and martial arts demos.
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Japanese musicians to play benefit for quake survivors at Urban ReThink tomorrow night

March 30, 2011
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Japanese musicians to play benefit for quake survivors at Urban ReThink tomorrow night

If you’re in an a mood that is both artistic and philanthropic – not a bad combination, really – you may be interested in a show tomorrow night to benefit survivors of the March 11 earthquake in Japan which took 11,362 lives, caused at least $14.5 billion in property damages, and caused one of...
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Criterion Donating $2 to Japan for Each DVD/Blu Sold

March 18, 2011
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Criterion Donating $2 to Japan for Each DVD/Blu Sold

Criterion announced today that the company will donate $2 to the Japan Society’s fun to aid earthquake victims for each Bluray or DVD sold through their online mail order catalog at criterion.com. We suggest Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Okamoto, Naruse and, of course, Ozu. The Japan Society also accepts personal donations of any size, and has...
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Iwai Shunji: The Man From Sendai

March 15, 2011
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Iwai Shunji: The Man From Sendai

Everything about the Japanese earthquake outside of Sendai is terrifying. The casualty numbers are so high, or at least expected to eventually be so high, that it’s numbing. So what do I do? I think of it in terms of film. I’m not alone. Bill Nye, for instance, referenced The China Syndrome during his...
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