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Upcoming events

Surimono Masterpieces – Hidden Beautyrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-09 12:00 - 2021-10-31 18:00
Location: Kauno rajono muziejus, Pilies takas 1, Raudindvaris

For the first time in Lithuania, in 49 wooden engraving reveals the 12-19 century Japanese surimono art.

Out of the 11 artists presented in the exhibition, the most important place is occupied by an extraordinary personality and the most famous Japanese artist of all time – KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI, who used not only traditional Japanese wood carving principles and techniques, but also a deep perspective he took from Europe – Prussian blue pigment. Due to these innovations in Japanese surimono tradition he has has become more understandable and recognizable to foreign and Western European audiences. More…

Call for papers to a conference focused on ties between the Baltic and East Asia regionsrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-7 12:00 - 2022-01-10 17:00
Location: VDU Azijos studijų centras

This and next year Baltic states will celebrate multiple anniversaries commemorating the establishment of diplomatic relations with East Asian states: 100 years since the first bilateral relations and 30 years since re-establishment. On this occasion, the Centre for Asian studies is inviting researchers interested in East Asia and Baltic states to submit proposals to an international academic conference “A Century of Connections: Historical ties Between the Baltic and East Asia Regions”, which will be taking place at Vytautas Magnus University on March 11-12, 2022. More…

Kaunas Sejong Institute Korean Language Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-14 17:00 - 2022-02-17 18:30
Location: Online

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Registration to Azija LT Online Language Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-02 - 2021-11-30
Location: Online

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VU Confucius Institute Chinese Language Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-02 - 2021-12-30
Location: Online

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KSI Kaunas Beginner Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2021-09-13 18:00 - 2021-12-30 19:30
Location: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas

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KSI KAUNAS is back after summer break and is finally starting the registration for Fall semester 2021. All courses are FREE OF CHARGE, levels 1A and 1B will start on September 13th and 14th and will be held offline. All the other levels will start classes from the 25th of October online. More…

Past events

Molding with Raku Firing (excursion)renginys


Date and time: 2021-08-14 11:00 - 2021-08-14 13:00
Location: Balio ir Vandos Sruogų namai-muziejus, B. Sruogos g. 21, Kaunas

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Cafe Fantastic: Japanese Horrorrenginys


Date and time: 2021-08-26 19:00 - 2021-08-26 20:30
Location: Facebook Live

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Screenings of Wong Kar-Wai Moviesrenginys


Date and time: 2021-08-03 22:00 - 2021-08-11 21:30
Location: Kino teatras „Pasaka“

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Tanabata Workshoprenginys


Date and time: 2021-08-01 12:00 - 2021-08-01 13:00
Location: Sugiharos muziejus, Vaižganto g. 30, Kaunas

Tanabata is a Japanese celebration also known as Star Festival. Tanabata is celebrated to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair who are only allowed to meet each other once a year as long as the skies are clear. On that day, people write wishes on pieces of paper and hang them on bamboo, hoping they can come true. More…


Translation of novel "The Night Tiger" by Yangzse Choo"versta-literatura


“The Night Tiger” is a work of historical fiction, which is full of elements of fantasy and magic, a story shrouded in mystery and intrigue, which tells about trustworthiness, righteousness, wisdom, benevolence and propriety. These five virtues of Confucianism intertwine with the destinies of the people and cause considerable confusion in the quiet lives of the book characters.

The clever and enchanting protagonist Ji Lin works as a tailor because in the 1930s in colonial Malaysia women did not have much chance of reaching great career heights. The young girl has a secret – she works in the dance hall in the More…

Liu Cixin Book Translated into Lithuanianversta-literatura


The Three-Body Problem is the first book of a three-part science fiction series “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” about human encounters with another civilization and the dilemma of whether it means the salvation or destruction of the Earth.

The novel takes place in China in 1967, during the Cultural Revolution. The book describes the horoble reality of the regime, which destroyed the lives of many, and even killed some. In fact, it is even hard to believe that a book showing the shortcomings of the regime was allowed to be published, knowing what a strong censorship there exists. However, it might not have been the case if the author had not “hidden” those particular scenes in the Chinese version. Although the novel More…

Yoko Ogawa's Novel Publsihed in Lithuaniaversta-literatura


“The housekeeper and the professor” is a Japanese author‘s Yoko Ogawa book about friendship which could be seen as impossible from a first glance. This story draws the reader in with its heart-warming storyline, lovable characters and uncomplicated, but interesting storyline. Also, it reveals the beauty and magic of the science of mathematics.

The novel tells a story about a housekeeper, her ten-year old son and a professor who used to be a math professor. The housekeeper has received an offer to work at the professor‘s house. When she was hired, the agency of housekeepers noted her that this client is different from others. The nine housekeepers that used to work there have More…

Published Translation of Min Jin Lee Novelversta-literatura


“Pachinko” – is a three-part novel about several generations of one family. The author, a famous South Korean novelist, tells an intriguing story about lives of Korean people during a difficult period – from Japanese occupation (in the year of 1910) until the end of 20th century.

The story starts in a fisherman-village Yeongdo near the Busan city. One of the main characters Yang Jin gives birth to a More…

New Book about Travels in Vietnam and Thailandknyga


In her debut book ’’Tiger is Not a Cat’’, theater director Eglė Šimkevičiūtė – Kulvelis shares her acquaintance with Vietnam and Thailand. The author and her husband, who first traveled to Southeast Asia almost a decade ago, had been hoping for this adventure to last for one year. However, a travel-infected couple who have explored the region in its entirety and are currently living in New Zealand are planning their next adventure. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU