A Traveling Exhibition Documenting Japan’s Recovery
January 15 to February 7, 2012
Opening reception January 18
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is open to visitors from 8 am to 5:30 pm daily.
In April 2011, the University of Chicago community welcomed the Minwa-za Company of Tokyo for a series of events celebrating the uniquely Japanese magic lantern tradition of utsushi-e. This was a week of free workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and performances that recreated utsushi-e in the original theatrical manner, using reproductions of lanterns and slides of the Edo era.
The Okura School of Kyogen Theatre by the Shigeyama Family
Tuesday, March 23
Sixty high school students from Julian High and Oak Park River Forest High Schools participated in a hands-on workshop with the Shigeyama Family in which they learned about movement and voicing in Kyogen theater. Watch the short video with excerpts from the workshop.
Monday, November 9th, 2009, 4:30-7:30pm
Midway Studios Main Hall
6016 S. Ingleside Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
Nori Sawa demonstrated innovative shadow puppet techniques using an overhead projector. Students created shadow puppets and performed short skits using demonstrated techniques.
View video clips from the workshop on YouTube:
Sunday, November 8th, 2009, 1-4pm
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago IL 60637
Nori Sawa demonstrated shadow puppet techniques and participants created puppets in the theme of ocean animals. View a short video of the puppet workshop on YouTube.