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XI Dni Japońskie 2017




The 11th Japanese Days organized by the Yakumo-goto Club and the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, was held on 22 and 23 April 2017 (Lodz, ul. Rewolucji 1905 r. 39/41)

22th April 2017, Saturday

11.00 Opening of the 11th Japanese Days at the University of Lodz
 - Prof. Antoni Różalski,Rector of the University of Łódź
 - Mr Satoru Takahashi, Councelor, Japanese Embassy in Poland
 - Prof. Rafał Matera, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology
 - Prof. Krzysztof Konecki, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology
 - Prof. Jolanta Mlodawska-Bronowska, President of the Yakumo-goto Club

11.30 Andrzej Wajda's reminiscences of Japan – tribute to the Artist – Wioletta Laskowska-Smoczyńska, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow

12.30 Cooperation of Polish and Japanese intelligence agencies during the Second World War – Jacek Wan, journalist, President of Foreign Correspondents' Association of Poland

13.30 Japanese martial art kenjutsu show – sensei Tomasz Sowiński, SOTO East-Asian Cultural and Sports Centre, Warsaw

14.30 The story of kimono – Anna Bielak, Editor-in-chief of Japonia-Online journal, Cracow

15.30 Japanese matsuri festivals – Aneta Mojduszka, Foundation of Development of Karate and Japanese Culture, Lublin

16.30 Nihon buyo dance show – Hana Umeda, Warsaw - Tokyo

17.30 Origami workshop – Mariusz Gosławski, Japońskie inspiracje, Bełchatów

23th April 2017, Sunday

11.00 The further you go... Stereotypes about Japan – prof. Arkadiusz Jabłoński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

12.00 Fujitsu: truth and untruths about the global corporation – Marcin Dębowski, Fujitsu

13.00 Takarazuka - famous female theatre in Japan – Izabela Plesiewicz-Świerczyńska, University of Lodz

14.00 Traditional karate show with an accompaniment of Japanese instruments – Łódzka Traditional Karate Academy of Lodz under guidance of Master Katarzyna Krzywańska; Anna Krysztofiak, Yakumo-goto Club, Lodz Philharmonic

15.00 Asian ideal of beauty in the eyes of a biological anthropologist – Joanna Mietlińska, University of Lodz

16.00 Hiragana script workshop – Tomoyuki Miura, Yakumo-goto Club, Lodz

Exhibitions: 22th and 23th April

Samurai - Knights of Old Japan, armour exhibition – Maciej Płotkowiak, Pracownia Kuniyasu, Poznań


Japanese Sword – Aesthetics and Artistic Value – Janusz Lukaszczyk, Murasaki Japanese Art Association, Czerwionka-Leszczyny


Sumi-e painting – Japanese Passion – Kazimiera Jadwiga Kowalska, Ryochu Umeda Centre of Japanese Language and Culture, Lodz

Patronage

Ambasada Japonii Miasto Łódź manggha

Media patraonage

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Dziennik Łódzki Radio Łódź TVP Łódź Radio Żak

Main sponsor

Fujitsu

Partners

Łódź Kreuje Yakumo-goto Japan SOTO Kuniyasu
Fundacja Lublin Activusź Surei No Mon Murasaki


Japanese Days 2007-2016

Japanese Days events have been organised in Lodz, Poland, by the Yakumo-goto Club and the University of Lodz since 2007. This video presents a summary of previous events.


10th Japanese Days 2016

The 10th Japanese Days organized by the Yakumo-goto Club and the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, was held on 16 and 17 April 2016 (Lodz, ul. Rewolucji 1905 r. 39/41)

Saturday, 16th April 2016

11.00 Opening of the 10th Japanese Days at the University of Lodz


11.30 The Flower of Edo - Kabuki Theatre – dr Iga Rutkowska, University of Warsaw


12.30 Winners of the Sumo Challenge – presentation and robot show – Patrycja Mielczarek, Lodz University of Technology


13.30 Post-Aesthetic Shock State. Diagnosis of Beauty in Life and Art of the Land of Moss and Mist – Urszula Imamura, Akira Kurosawa Polish and Japanese Association, Katowice


14.30 Kyudo – Japanese archery show – Janusz Surma, Polish Kyudo Association


15.30 Ceramic Memories of Japan – Joanna Koryciarz-Kitamikado, Polish Institute of World Art Studies, Warsaw


16.30 History of Polish cosplay. Individualism or following the crowd? – Lukasz Reczulski and cosplayers, INOCHI Enthusiasts of Japanese Culture Society, Lodz


17.15 Japanese Fascination with Star Wars – Krystian Karolak, University of Lodz, Japonia-Online.pl


Sunday, 17th April 2016

12.00 The Exeptional Japanese – panel: Tomoyuki Miura (moderator), long-time employee of Japanese companies in Poland; Hiroshi Kaneko, PhD student, Kozminski University; Iwata, butō dancer, scenographer and choreographer; Takeshi Nakatani, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum guide, Oswiecim


13.00 Pottery Production in Raku Technique – presentation and workshop, part one – Klaudia Gawin, Przychodnia Ceramiczna


13.30 Sakura - traditional Japanese music concert – Anna Krysztofiak, Yakumo-goto Club, Lodz Philharmonic


14.15 Mind and Body Union - aikido show – Dariusz Skowronski, Yakumo-goto Club, Aikido Ki Lodz


15.00 Japanese Calligraphy Can Be Easy - workshop – prof. Tadao Ishii, Niigata University of International and Information Studies


16.45 Japan by Hitchhiking – Piotr Milewski, author of the book "Dzienniki japonskie. Zapiski z roku Krolika i roku Konia" (Japanese Diaries. Notes from the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Horse)


15.30 J-pop concert – Julia 'Aralka' Bernard, finalist of Nodojiman The World, the international version of the oldest Japanese talent show


Workshops: Sunday, 17th April

Raku pottery workshop, part two: completion of pottery firing


Body Painting with Japanese Accents – Mariusz Goslawski, Japonskie inspiracje, Belchatow


Let's Play Go – Andrzej Jakubowski, Go Club of Lodz

Exhibitions: 16th and 17th April

Japanese Pottery: A Journey in Time and Space – Joanna Koryciarz-Kitamikado, Polish Institute of World Art Studies; Klaudia Gawin, Emilia Musial, Przychodnia ceramiczna; Malgorzata Korczak-Sulinska, Galeria Ceramiki Japonskiej Nagomi; Adam Kubicki, Yakumo-goto Club


The Beauty of Japanese Doll – Urszula Imamura, Akira Kurosawa Polish and Japanese Association


sumi-e Ink Painting – Samurai Series – Mariusz Goslawski, Japonskie inspiracje

Stalls

Posters of the previous Japanese Days





ENCHANTED WITH JAPAN Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Yakumo-goto Club, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Poland, is organizing in Warsaw
an exhibition of artists inspired by nature, culture and history
of the Land of the Rising Sun:
 - Mariusz Gosławski - ink painting,
 - Miroslaw Truchta-Nowicka - dolls-paper sculptures,
 - Ewa Tomporek-Fukuoka - oil paintings.

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition
on 2 December 2015 (Wednesday) at 18:00, Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Poland, Al. Ujazdowskie 51, Warsaw.

Due to the necessity of sending the list of participants in the opening ceremony, kindly please confirm your attendance by an e-mail yakumo.goto@gmail.com or by this form till 1 December.

The exhibition will be open from 2 December 2015 until 15 January 2016.
Admission is free.

The Legend of Manto

The story "The Legend of Manto" written in Japanese by prof. Hideki Kubota with English translation - excellent reading practise for students of Japanese.

Japanese Days 2015


The 9th Japanese Days organized by the Yakumo-goto Club and the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, were held on 25 and 26 April 2015.

Japanese Days 2014


The 8th Japanese Days organized by the Yakumo-goto Club and the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, were held on 26 and 27 April 2014.
26th April 2014, Saturday
11.30 Opening Ceremony:
- Dean of Faculty of Economics and Sociology, prof. Paweł Starosta
- President of Yakumo-goto Club, prof. Jolanta Młodawska-Bronowska
12.00 Japan’s society: change and continuity - dr Anna Zalewska, University of Warsaw
13.00 Concert on the Japanese zithers - Anna Krysztofiak, Yakumo-goto Club, the Lodz Philharmonic
14.00 Less explored facts from the recent history of Japan - dr Katarzyna Starecka, University of Warsaw
15.00 Presentation of judo and ju jitsu fights - supervised by Leszek Piąstka (5th dan), University of Lodz
16.00 The symbolic context of Japanese Kakemono canvas - Dariusz Szpakowski, Japanese Culture and Language Centre in Lodz
17.00 Nō theatre dance - dr Jakub Karpoluk (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology) and Yoko Fujii-Karpoluk (University of Warsaw), Ryokurankai Polish Nō Group

27th April 2014, Sunday

12.00 From history of the Japanese doll - prof. Estera Żeromska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
13.00 Secrets of doll-making and animation techniques in bunraku theatre - dr Waldemar Wolański, director of Arlekin Puppet Theatre in Lodz
14.00 Ikebana performance and workshop - Atsuko Ogawa, Japanese Culture Centre in Przemysl
15.00 Geisha world - Mariusz Gosławski, Japanese Inspirations, Bełchatow
16.00 From Hokkaido to Okinawa: memories and scenes in photographs - prof. Stanisław Filipek, Polish Academy of Sciences
17.00 Haragei: joint aesthetical determinants in Japanese culture and arts - Ewa Tomporek-Fukuoka, Yakumo-goto Club
17.45 What have we learnt during the 8th Japanese Days event? - Ewa Dębowska, Michał Musiałkiewicz, Yakumo-goto Club

Exhibitions:

1. Ando Hiroshige’s woodblock prints "The road of Tokaido" - Joanna and Andrzej Babski, Villa Japonica, Wisla

2. Japanese tradition at Manggha Museum in Krakow - the 20th anniversary

3. Kimono and armour: garments in a Country of Cherry Blossoms - pictures of 169 Primary School pupils

Japanese Days 2013


The 7th Japanese Days organized by the Yakumo-goto Club and the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, were held on 27 and 28 April 2013.

Photo albums:

Saturday, 27th of April

11.00 Opening Ceremony:
- Dean of Faculty of Economics and Sociology, prof. Paweł Starosta

- President of Yakumo-goto Club, prof. Jolanta Młodawska

- Presentation of the winners of the "Green tea pictures" drawing contest - children from the Primary School No. 169 from Lodz

11.30 The speech of Honorary Guest, Ambassador of Japan to Poland, Makoto Yamanaka,
who awarded prof. Jolanta Młodawska in recognition of the great her merits for the promotion of Japanese culture and Japanese-Polish cultural and scientific cooperation

12.00 Japanese aesthetics: the essence of beauty - associate prof. Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi, University of Warsaw

13.00 Japanese arts treasures in collection of Manggha Museum in Cracow - director Bogna Dziechciaruk-Maj

14.00 Japanese popular games: go, shogi, kendama - presentation and workshop, Andrzej Witarzewski, president of Japan Club, Warsaw

15.00 Traditional and modern Japanese cuisine - associate prof. Iwona Kordzińska-Nawrocka, University of Warsaw

16.00 How to put on and wear kimono? - dr Anna Zalewska, University of Warsaw

17.00 Help yourself to sushi - presentation and small delight, Shoko Yoshida-Kulpińska, Kuroneko

17.30 Concert on yakumogoto and biwa - Anna Krysztofiak, Yakumo-goto Club, Philharmonic


Sunday, 28th of April

12.00 Two years in Japan: revelations of a documentalist, presentation and comments to three short films - Waldemar Czechowski, president of Procinema Association, Łodz

12.30 Chouritsushi - Chopin Noh on the first Polish Noh play by amb. dr Jadwiga Rodowicz- Czechowska done by NHK in January 2011 and explanation by the author

14.00 Haiku - Outlined Beauty, dr Agnieszka Żuławska-Umeda, University of Warsaw

15.00 Quiz on Japan - Ewa Dębowska, Michał Musiałkiewicz, Yakumo-goto Club

15.30 Scholarship in Japan. Why is it worth going there? - Sylwia Matusiak, University of Lodz

16.00 Presentation of ritual, techniques and sumo fights – supervised by Dariusz Rozum, president of Polish Sumo Federation

17.00 Budo - Japanese martial ways, sensei Dariusz Skowroński, Aikido Section, Łodz


Exibitions:


1. My most beloved, old fans - ambassador dr. Jadwiga Rodowicz-Czechowska

2. Japanese everyday life: moments, signs, symbols - Ewa Fukuoka, Mirosława Truchta-Nowicka, Yakumo-goto Club

3. Japanese inspirations - Mariusz Gosławski, Japanese Culture Club in Bełchatów

4. Green tea pictures: a drawing contest on Japanese fables and myths, Primary School, no.169 in Łodz, grades I-III

5. To celebrate 13 years of cooperation with the Club of Yakumo-goto and the 7th edition of the Days of Japanese in Lodz prof. Hideki Kubota of Yakumo-goto Reminiscence Society of Nishinomiya wrote the story "Roman". The story was written in Japanese and translated into French.

     The Japanese Spirit, No. 381, April 25, 2013 - Roman (.docx)









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