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Sugihara Week Opening Concertrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-02 18:00 - 2017-09-02 20:00
Location: S. Daukanto gatvė 28, Kaunas

We cordially invite You to the Opening Concert of the Sugihara Week, which will take place on September 2, at 18:00, in Vytautas Magnus University Great hall (Daukanto Str. 28, Kaunas).
During the Concert, we invite to enjoy the performances by Japanese, Jewish and Lithuanian artists. The funds collected by the Honolulu Festival Foundation for Sugihara House will be officially presented. More…

Opening of Exhibition of Lithuanian and Japanese Fairy-talesrenginys

Date and time: 2017-09-02 17:00 - 2017-09-02 19:00
Location: Kauno Vinco Kudirkos viešoji biblioteka, Laisvės al. 57, Kaunas

During the Sugihara Week we invite you to the world of Japanese fairy-tales. September 2, in V. Kudirka Library, the exhibition of the illustrations of the young artist Kotryna Šešelgytė will take place. Its official opening is September 2, 16:45.
The Exhibition of the Lithuanian and Japanese Folk Tales is a continuation of the book of Japanese folk tales that were translated to Lithuanian language and illustrated in 2014. Most of those fairy-tales are famous not only in Japan, but also worldwide. More…

Movie “Persona non Grata” Screeningrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-03 17:00 - 2017-09-03 19:00
Location: Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas

The screening of the movie about Chiune Sugihara will take place in the Temporary Hall of Cinema “Romuva” (Kęstučio str. 62, Kaunas).
The film “Persona Non Grata” (Japanese title: Chiune Sugihara) is based on a true story about the Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who saved 6000 Jewish people from Nazis during World War II without regard to his risk in disobeying the assignment of Japanese government. More…

Photo Collage by International Centre of Litvak Photographyrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-02 15:45 - 2017-09-02 16:30
Location: S. Daukanto gatvė, Kaunas

International Centre of Litvak Photography presents photo-collage inspired and created from old photographies of one Litvak family who lived in Kaunas after WWII.
In this artwork, Richard Schofield, the Director of International Centre of Litvak Photography, tries to consider questions of ethnical, personal freedom and identity of one Litvak family who survived Holocaust and expresses hope for better future. According the author, this is political artwork that explores breakdown of Lithuanian multicultural society and is expressed in a pastiche form of traditional religious tryptych. More…

Chiune Sugihara Kendo Tournamentrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-03 10:00 - 2017-09-03 16:00
Location: Sporto g. 6, Kaunas

Kyumeikan Kendo Dojo together with “Iniciatyvos Kaunui”, Lithuanian Kendo Association and Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies presents Ch. Sugihara Kendo Tournament for mixed (ladies, men) teams. The Team can consist maximum of 3 players with the following positions and grades: “senpo” VII kyu – I kyu, “jiho” VII kyu – I kyu, and “chucken” I kyu – dan grades.
The Tournament will take place on September 3rd, from 10:00 in Lithuania Sports University’s Sport Center (address: Sporto g. 6, Kaunas). More…

Public Lectures “Diplomatic Kaunas” and “Traces of Japan in Kaunas”renginys

Date and time: 2017-09-04 16:00 - 2017-09-04 18:00
Location: S. Daukanto gatvė 25, Kaunas

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Before the Sugihara Week Startsrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-01 18:00 - 2017-09-01 20:30
Location: Juozapavičiaus pr. 21, Kaunas

Salon“Jaukūs namai“ (Cosy Homes) would like to invite to cosy party, where You will be able to meet the team members of the Sugihara Week – Jazz musician Keiko Borjeson, musician and actress Bella Shirin and artist of photography Antanas Stanevičius.
We are excited to inform you all, that International Jazz Quartet from Japan, S.Korea and Lithuania „Boylston Jazz“ will perfom in our party too! It will be one of very few concerts during their tour in Lithuania! More…

NowJapan Festivalrenginys

Date and time: 2017-09-09 10:00 - 2017-09-10 19:00
Location: LITEXPO, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius

9th extraordinary cultural festival „nowJapan“ invites everyone to discover Japan. Let‘s meet at the biggest event in the Baltics dedicated to Japanese culture. 9-10th of September in Litexpo the culture and lifestyle of Country of the Rising Sun will flourish before your eyes.
Festival will introduce Japan the way it is now: the synthesis of traditions, modernity and colorful entertainment. Among plenty of shows, creative workshops, presentations, contests, exposition stands, exhibitions, films and animation screenings, everyone will find its own subject to get to know Japan. More…

Opening of the Photo Exhibition “If I Forget You, Jerusalem”renginys


Date and time: 2017-09-05 15:00 - 2017-09-05 18:00
Location: V. Putvinskio g. 55, Kaunas

“If I forget you, Jerusalem..” by these words from 137 Psalm the author Mr. Antanas Stanevičius called his exhibition of photography on Jerusalem and Israel. The exhibition was born from his two travels to Israel in 2007 and 2011. In his artworks Mr. Stanevičius ties to solve the mystery of Israel’s strength by looking back into its past and present.
Before now this Exhibition was presented in Vilnius, Klaipėda and several other towns of Lithuania. More…

Performance About Chiune Sugihararenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-05 16:00 - 2017-09-05 16:20
Location: Kauno geležinkelio stotis, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 16, Kaunas.

We invite you to the performance of a duo of choreographers and dancers from Sweden. This time the dancers are inviting to feel the Sugihara’s story in the space of Kaunas Railway Station, where Sugihara issued the last “Visas for Life” before leaving for Berlin. Kyrie Oda has performed Sugihara story inspired performances in Kaunas before: danced near the Sugihara Museum and the “Metropolis” Hotel.
Japanese Kyrie Oda and Swedish Love Hellgren have worked in Kaunas dance theatre “Aura” and lived in Kaunas for a few years. More…

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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU