2017.11.14

“Traditional Performing Arts of Japan” poster series relaunched after 36 years

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JAGDA collaborated with UCLA and Waseda University to create a poster series commemorating the launch of their joint research “Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Arts Program.”
In 1981 UCLA produced a poster series for its Asian Performing Arts Summer Institute with the late design critic Masaru Katzumie as a curator. For the 2017 edition, the same theme was revisited after 36 years.
The eleven posters were premiered in May to the LA audience in conjunction with the Kyogen performance by Mansaku and Mansai Nomura. Further details of the exhibitions in Japan and abroad will be posted.

• 2017 Edition
Theme: Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Arts Program
Designers: Katsumi Asaba (whole exhibition); Kazumasa Nagai, Takenobu Igarashi, Taku Satoh (kyogen); Mitsuo Katsui, Masayoshi Nakajo, Kenya Hara, Kazunari Hattori (noh); Keisuke Nagatomo (odaiko); Kaoru Kasai (Tsugaru shamisen); Takahisa Kamijyo (gagaku)
Organised by: Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities
In collaboration with: Takeo Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., and JAGDA

• 1981 Edition
Theme: UCLA Asian Performing Arts Summer Institute
Designers: Yusaku Kamekura (whole exhibition); Ikko Tanaka, Makoto Nakamura, Tadanori Yokoo (Nihon buyo); Shigeo Fukuda, Katsumi Asaba (kyogen); Kiyoshi Awazu, Takenobu Igarashi (noh); Kazumasa Nagai, Keisuke Nagatomo (nagauta shamisen); Mitsuo Katsui (hayashi); Takahisa Kamijyo (gagaku)
Organised by: College of Fine Arts, UCLA
In collaboration with: Takeo Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., and JAGDA

• Preview
Dates: Sat. 6 May – Sun. 7 May 2017
Venue: Aratani Theatre, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Held in conjunction with “An Evening of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura & Mansaku-no-Kai


Photography by Ning Wong Studios © 2017 UCLA All Rights Reserved

• Shanghai Exhibition
Dates: Fri. 24 Nov – Tue. 28 Nov 2017
Venue: Fine Arts College Gallery, Shanghai Normal University (Map)
Organised by: Takeo Paper Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
In collaboration with: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. and JAGDA
Contents: 1981 edition (12 posters) and 2017 edition (11 posters)
Talk event: Lecture by Katsumi Asaba on Mon 27 Nov, 1:30pm–2:45pm

*Please note change of dates and venue [2017.11.16]