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In May 2022, the Shadow Play Theatre KAKASHIZA is scheduled to organize their performance tour in Europe, including this year’s European Capitals of Culture Esch (Luxembourg) and Kaunas (Lithuania). Their shadow fantasy theater works and hand shadow performances have been highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.

At the end of April, Kaunas will be flooded with Japanese culture – from April 25 to May 1, the festival “Japanese Days in Kaunas WA” will take place.

The most anticipated events of the festival include: a joint project of dance theatre Aura & the famous Japanese contemporary dance choreographer Ryu Suzuki, a performance of Aoi Yamaguchi – world-famous calligraphy artist, Jiutamai dance performances by Tokijyo Hanasaki accompanied by Gidayu-Bushi music, traditional cherry blossom admiration festival “Hanami Matsuri” with traditions lasting more than 1000 years, a concert of one of the most famous traditional Japanese instrument biwa artists Tanaka Kyokusen, exhibitions, lectures, cinema, concerts and others events.

 

One of the artists supported by EuJapanFest as part of the #TuneUpforECoC project is Ms. Iwauko Murakami who will hold a photo exhibition at Nikon Salon in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Blitz, the contemporary art space in Valletta, is inviting applications for Open Digital Residency. This is a three-month residency for selected artists from various art genres, which will include a research period and the exhibition on the digital platform "Open". The jury will be made up of four experts, including Ms Alexadra Pace, founder of BLITZ and the photographer who had a shooting in Aomori Prefecture for a photography project “the European Eyes on Japan/Japan Today” vol. 20. The deadline for this digital residency is 30 November. With Contributor of Eu Japan fest.

Music producers, DJs, soundsystems and visual artists across Europe and Japan join forces this fall at SABOTAGE 2021. Just to showcase some of the best live performances, DJ sets, new media art installations and to share knowledge through lectures, documentaries and workshops, in a converted tram depot called MultipleXity, in Timisoara, Romania.

In order to enrich the programme for 2022, the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation announced the Public call for co-financing cooperation programmes with Japan which will be implemented in the title year in Novi Sad and its surroundings.

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