On-site at the museum
Find community and healing through art making, storytelling, taiko drumming, and koto music.
We pause at the crossroads — after more than a year of COVID, climate change, and racial reckoning, we have choices to make about how we move forward. Join us in community to find a path toward healing through interactive art making, storytelling, and music. All day, you’ll be able to participate in paper lantern, and Japanese boat model demonstrations and activities. At 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. a 90-minute performance featuring Asian artists living in diaspora will begin outside with taiko drumming and then wend its way into the museum for more, including spoken word, koto music, and lantern-lighting that will help us illuminate the path toward a more empowered future.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Visit the Japan Week San Francisco website to learn about the participating artists: AK Black, Crystel Hadley, Clare Jiro Hess, Shoko Hikage, Lauren Ito, Lenora Lee, Genny Lim, Ida Ma, Melody Takata, Suz Takeda, and Francis Wong.
Japan Week is supported by Grants for the Arts, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Foundation