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EuJapanFest

"European Eyes on Japan/Japan Today" is a photography project that has been carried out since 1999 in cooperation with the European capital of culture each year.

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, in collaboration with the nonprofit organization EU Japan Fest,extends an Open Call to Greek fine art photographers to participate in Mystery_8  European Eyes on Japan,  under the artistic supervision of Mikiko Kikuta. Deadline: 31 october 2022. 

Japanese artist Kenta Kambara will guest at the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, during the closing ceremony of the film programme of the final arch Other? Europe ‘Seize the Film’, on 16 October.

Music producers, DJs, soundsystems & visual artists across Europe and Japan join forces this fall at SABOTAGE 2022. Only to showcase some of the best live performances, dj sets, new media art installations and to share knowledge through talks, documentaries & workshops. This year the program takes place at Corneliu Miklosi Public Transport Museum.

Satoshi Kudo is a Japanese dancer and a choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Death Side is a Japanese hardcore band.

Chihiro Ito, an artist active in Japan and abroad, including European Capital of Culture such as Guimarães and Paphos , will participate in a group exhibition in Vilnius, Lithuania. This exhibition is an audio-visual installation by Jonas Mekas, the father of American experimental video, Chihiro Ito, and two others.

From 12 to 28 August the Small Reboots exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary art Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia) with some Japanese artists such as Sachiko Kodama, Ai Hasegawa, Okada Hiroko, Takanori Ishizuka, Tomohiko Hayashi. In addition, training sessions with students are scheduled from 1st to 21st August. The artists Sachiko Kodama and Ai Hasegawa will participate.

Mama!milk is an instrumental duo by Japanese accordionist and composer Yuko Ikoma with contrabassist and composer Kosuke Shimizu.

In Novi Sad (Serbia), the NEO Festival starts on 17 June. On 6 July (Galerija Matice srpske, H 20:00), with Eu-Japan Fest support , cellist Mr Shizuka Mitsui and violinist Ms Yukiko Uno will perform with pianist Mr Pavle Krstić. Masterclasses will also be held by the participating musicians at this festival.

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.

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.

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