Professor Emeritus, and Founding Director of Japan House, Shozo Sato, returns to campus this spring. His final directorial performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will be of his highly respected Kabuki adaption of Shakespeare's Macbeth from March 29-April 7, 2012. He will also be narrating a free kabuki performance by children from the Damine elementary School and adults from their small community near Nagoya City, Japan. Professor Emeritus Sato will also be working with ARTD 299 class at Japan House and conducting a presentation on Kabuki at the Japan House Spring Open House on April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
He has also graciously agreed to conduct a series of five workshops on calligraphy to be offered at Japan House on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. The five Sundays are January 29, February 12 and 26, and March 11 and 25, 2012. Space is LIMITED to 20 participants. You may sign up for any number of the workshops. If you sign up for all five, one workshop will be free. NO previous experience is necessary. The cost is $20 per workshop for Tomonokai members or $25 for non-members. There is also a supplies fee of $5 per session for brushes and ink. Call Japan House at 217-244-9934 with your credit card information. Space is limited----reserve your place now!
Japan House is also pleased to offer a very special series of Cooking Workshops conducted by Tamaki Levy. Japanese appetizers will be featured in the first workshop on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for each workshop for Tomonokai members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited to 16 participants to ensure lots of hands-on participation! The second workshop is on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. and will focus on Japanese entrees, while the last workshop, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. will teach to create delicious Japanese sweets!
Reservations are made when we receive payment. You may call with your credit card information (217-244-9934) or send a check (payable to Japan House) to Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802.