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Screening of the Movie “Persona Non Grata”renginys


Date and time: 2017-11-23 18:00 - 2017-11-23 20:30
Location: V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas, 106 auditorija

On November 23rd in VMU multifunctional science and studies center (V. Putvinskis st. 23) 106 auditorium the Center for Asian Studies together with the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania invites you to the screening of the movie about Chiune Sugihara “Persona Non Grata”. Movie starts at 6:00 P.M. The event is free and open to everyone.

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese Vice-Consul in Lithuania who lived in Kaunas (in a More…

Alone through Iran. TEDxVilnius premiererenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-20 19:00 - 2017-11-20 20:00
Location: Forum Cinemas, Savanorių pr. 7, Vilnius

At TEDxVilnius 2017 Kristina Paltén shared her story of running alone through Iran in order to challenge her own prejudices against a culture and people she knew little about – Iran. Her speech in Vilnius was followed by standing ovation.

TEDxVilnius team is excited to have an opportunity to invite everyone to the premiere of “Alone through Iran. 1144 miles of trust” in Lithuania. The film follows 45-year old Swedish Kristina Paltén, before, during and after More…

Traditional Chinese Painting Workshoprenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-19 11:00 - 2017-11-19 14:00
Location: Kareivių 11 - 3c, Vilnius

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Lecture cycle “Human Body in Chinese Culture”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-26 18:00 - 2018-02-08 20:00
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas, Didžioji Konfucijaus auditorija, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 21, Vilnius

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“Woodcut Effect” Contemporary Japanese and Lithuanian Woodblock Printsrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-20 18:00 - 2017-11-18 12:00
Location: Janinos Monkutės-Marks muziejus-galerija, J. Basanavičiaus g. 45, Kėdainiai

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Lectures about China’s Philosophyrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-18 18:00 - 2018-02-12 19:30
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 21, II korpusas, Vilnius

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Symbols of Orient Time and Artrenginys


Date and time: 2017-06-10 - 2018-01-01
Location: 12 Liepų street, Klaipėda

On July 10 an exhibition of the Oriental art collection was opened in the Clock and Watch Museum (Department of Lithuanian Art Museum), which was donated by Nijolė, Leon and Linas Maskaliūnai (USA). This is an interesting, unique collection that presents the culture of South-East Asian countries. The accent of the exhibition is Bali’s calendar on a cloth called plintangan, which, according to the donor’s data, was created by the artist of the last king of the royal palace of Bali. More…

Past events

Korean Movie Nightrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-17 16:00 - 2017-11-17 20:00
Location: Ateities g. 20, Vilnius

This Friday (November 17th) King Sejong Institute invites you not to miss Korean movie, workshop and special lecturers. Don’t miss your chance to have great and interesting time with King Sejong Institute Vilnius!

16:00-17:30 Special lectures about Korea.
17:30-18:00 Workshop: 익선관 만들기 Making Ik Seon Gwan (a hat of King in Joseon dynasty). More…

Travel stories: Japanrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-15 19:00 - 2017-11-15 22:00
Location: Pylimo g. 60-18, Vilnius

Our evening guest Pijus previously talked about his adventures in America. This time he’s back with experiences from Japan.
“Hey, how are you?
Have you ever thought how important work is in your life?
Work makes us human, for we not only provide ourselves with basic necessities, but also evolve and improve. Our minds change and grow as our bodies follow. Work builds houses and cleans them. It raises kids and More…

Screening of the Documentary “Tibetan Mandala in Kaunas”renginys


Date and time: 2017-11-11 14:00 - 2017-11-11 14:40
Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo Biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

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Journey Through the Sounds of Northern India Classical Musicrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-10 18:00 - 2017-11-10 20:00
Location: Kelmės kultūros centras, Vytauto Didžiojo g. 73, Kelmė

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Tadashi Suzuki’s Book Presentationrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-08 18:30 - 2017-11-08 20:00
Location: Menų spaustuvė, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius

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Oki Kanu – Ainu Musicrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-07 19:00 - 2017-11-07 21:00
Location: Lietuvos švietimo istorijos muziejus, Vytauto pr. 52, Kaunas

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Final Event of the “GAIDA” Festival – Ryoji Ikeda “Supercodex”renginys


Date and time: 2017-11-07 20:00 - 2017-11-07 22:00
Location: Šiuolaikinio meno centras, Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius

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Weekend With Movies About Buddhism in “Pasaka”renginys


Date and time: 2017-11-04 - 2017-11-04
Location: Kino teatras "Pasaka", Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3, Vilnius

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Habil. Dr. A. Przybyslawski’ Public Lecture “Excess and Deficiency – Two Emptiness Perception Ways in Tibetan Buddhism”renginys


Date and time: 2017-11-02 17:30 - 2017-11-02 19:00
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Orientalistikos centras, Universiteto g. 5

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The Art of Origamirenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-31 15:00 - 2017-10-31 17:00
Location: Japonų kultūros namai, Kosciuškos g. 26, Vilnius

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(Lietuvių) Išsami knyga apie japonišką arbatos ceremonijąversta-literatura


In this book you will find easy to follow The Japanese tea ceremony also called the Way of Tea , which you can perform both at home and in a special place called the Tea room. Clearly written links to every move will help you easily understand tea ceremony’s meaning, artistic value and make your meeting with friends different.

In the first chapter of this book, you will be introduced to the Way of Tea and main used dishes, later on you will be able to learn about etiquette and secrets of this ceremony. So first of all, when you will start this book you will be introduced to The Japnanese tea ceremony and just then, when later in the book you will start to learn about the real Way of Tea. More…

New book on the history of Japanknyga


\”History of Japan\” written by Dr. Dalia Švambarytė revolves around history of Japan since the islands division to nowadays. All the eras, periods, rulers who are worth mentioning are mentioned in the book as well as the progress of art and science. The book is divided into parts and every era has its own part, so you don\’t have to read the book from the beginning in order to find out about certain event. In the beginning of the book we can find the explanations how Japanese names and names of places are translated into Lithuanian. The book is also full of illustrations and various useful maps. \”Japanese history\” is one of the first books about Japanese history released by a Lithuanian writer and the first one which is so informative.

The book about Japanese gardensknyga


Kestutis Ptakausko interest in Japanese gardens started by one incident in 1996. While on a holiday in Palanga, he accidentally saw a picture of a Japanese garden, which has made a significant impact on his life, because by seeing the picture he became interested in Japanese culture and wanted to create a similar garden that he saw. Even before the end of holiday in Palanga, he came back and threw himself into the garden development work.

This book, \”Ryto rasos sodas\”, the author wants to introduce Lithuanian readers with his hobby. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas H. Murakami knygos vertimasversta-literatura


Haruki Murakami is a japanese writer, born in 1949 on January 12th. He was raised in Kiyoto but currently lives in Tokyo. According to the majority H.Murakami is contraversial and has a Western outlook. In his homeland he is criticized for abandoning the typical style and some of the Western countries believe that he is being toady towards them. Disregarding that, no one can deny that Haruki Murakami is one of the greatest writers that are still alive and his work is constanly in the bestseller list. One of his most recent books “Men without women” is a six-story collection which is about men that are parted from or left by their women. Protagonists suffer from loss in every single novelle. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas knygos vertimas iš hebrajų kalbosversta-literatura


Abraham B. Yehoshua (born in 1936) – he is one of the most prominent Jerusalems writers. His novel “A Woman in Jerusaem” is written about forty years old woman who was killed in a market place during terrorist attack and a man who is working in one of the most popular Jarusalems bakery as human resources management division. He got a task to take a good care of now dead woman’s body. This novel is divided into three parts: ,,The manager”, ,,The Mission” and ,,The Journey”. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU