“Sugihara Week” programme

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PROGRAMME | September 3-9, 2018

September  3, Monday

 

18.00-19.30    Opening Concert “Improvisation Music from Japan and Lithuania”

Participants:  Liudas Mockūnas, Ryoji Hojito, Tomo Yamaguchi

Location: Kaunas State Philharmonic, L. Sapiegos g. 5

 

September 4, Tuesday

 

17:10-18.30    Screening of the Movie “Kaunas. Signs of Sugihara and Japan”

Organized by: VMU Centre for Asian Studies, “Azija LT”

Participants: Aurelijus Zykas, Linas Didvalis, Kristijonas Jakubsonas

Location: Vytautas Magnus University Small Hall, S. Daukanto g. 28

 

18.30-19.15    Opening of the Exhibition about Japan

                        Organized by: Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library-Museum

Location: Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library-Museum, S. Daukanto g. 25

 

September 5, Wednesday

 

13.00-16.45    International Symposium “Diplomats who Saved Jewish Lives”

Organized by: Kaunas City Municipality, Vytautas Magnus University, Sugihara Foundation “Diplomats for Life”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

Speakers: from Israel, Japan, UK, Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands, France, Germany and other countries.

Location: Vytautas Magnus University Small Hall, S. Daukanto g. 28

 

16.00              Guided Tour “Visas for Life”

Organized by: “Kaunas IN”, registration at: info@kaunasin.lt / +37061623828

Location: Various places in Kaunas (free entrance)

 

18.30              Opening of Exhibition “Silk Symphony”

                      Organized by: Salon “Cosy Homes” (“Jaukūs namai”)

Location: Salon “Cosy Homes” (“Jaukūs namai”), A. Juozapavičiaus pr. 21

 

September 6, Thursday

 

10.00-16.00  “nowJapan”: Creative Workshops for Kaunas by Japanese Artists

                        Participants: Shota Kotake, Tatsuo Horiuchi, Keiko Kikkawa

Organized by: “nowJapan”

Location: Kaunas Artists’ House (Kauno menininkų namai), V. Putvinskio g. 56

 

16.00              Lecture “A Message of Bravery and Peace from the Hearts of Japan”

                      Lecturer: Yossef Krichely

Location: Sugihara House Museum, Vaižganto g. 30

 

17.30              Tastes of Japan

                      Participants: representatives from Yaotsu Town (Japan)

Organized by: “Azija LT”

Location: HOF Hotel, Maironio g. 21A

(entrance fee required, registration at Sugihara Week Facebook Page)

 

September 7, Friday

 

10.00-16.00  “nowJapan”: Creative Workshops by Japanese Artists for Kaunas

                        Participants: Shota Kotake, Tatsuo Horiuchi, Keiko Kikkawa

Organized by: Festival of unexpected Japanese Culture “nowJapan”

Location: Kaunas Artists’ House (Kauno meninkų namai), V. Putvinskio g. 56

 

16.00             Gifu-Kaunas Business Meeting

                        Participants: Gifu Prefecture Business Mission, Companies from Kaunas

                      Location: Kaunas City Municipality Small Hall, Laisvės al. 96

 

17.30             Workshop of Leather Art

                        Organized by: “Sirena” Handicrafts and Arts Center-Gelary

                      Location: “Sirena”, S. Dariaus ir S. Gireno g. 24

                           

September 8, Saturday

 

09.15              Books Donation Ceremony for VMU Library

                        Participants: NPO Cherry Blossom Association (Japan)

                        Location: Vytautas Magnus University Library, Donelaičio g. 52

 

11.00              Guided tour “Visas for Life”

Organized by: “Kaunas IN”

Location: Various places in Kaunas

Registration at: info@kaunasin.lt / +37061623828

 

14.00-15.00    “Kaunas-Japan friendship park” Sakura Trees Planting Ceremony

Participants: NPO Cherry Blossom Association (Japan), representatives of municipalities and organisations from Japan and Kaunas

                          Performers: Kaunas Dance Theatre “Aura”

Location: Nemunas Island, on the coast between the pedestrian bridges

 

13.30-16:00    Japanese Kites Festival and Kites Making Workshop

                          Organized by: Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Participants: Schools of Kaunas City

Location: Nemunas Island, close to the pedestrian bridge of Maironis str.

             

16.30-18.00    Closing Concert

                          Participants: Joint Choir of Japan “Ichinoseki Glee Club & Musical Hiraizumi & Shiratama”,

Kaunas Boys and Youth Choir “Varpelis”, Ensemble “Nemunas” etc.

                          Location: Vytautas Magnus University Big Hall, Daukanto g. 28

 

September 9, Sunday

 

11.00-17:00    Kendo Tournament of Sugihara

                          Organized by: Kyumeikan Kendo School

Location:  Jurgis Dobkevičius  Progymnasium, V. Čepinskio g. 7

 

12.00-13:00    Workshop of Gyotaku

                          Organized by: Art and Culture Studio (Meno ir kultūros studija)

Location: Garden of Painter (Dailininko sodelis), Parodos g. 7

 

13:00-14:00     Lecture on meditation and breathing techniques

                           Organized by: One Drop Zendo

Location: Kolping University of Applied Science, Raguvos g. 7

 

 

14.00-16:00    Screening of Sugihara Opera “Jindo-no sakura”

                          Organized by: Japan-Lithuania Friendship Association and Sugihara House Museum

Location: Sugihara House Museum, Vaižganto g. 30

 

All events are free, unless stated otherwise

 

Organizers:

Sugihara Group for Development of Cooperation between Kaunas and Japan

Kaunas City Municipality

VMU Centre for Asian Studies

 

Partners and Participants

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Embassy of Israel in Lithuania

Embassy of Japan in Lithuania

British Embassy in Lithuania

U. S. Embassy in Lithuania

Embassy of Poland in Lithuania

Embassy of the Netherlands in Lithuania

Embassy of France in Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University

Sugihara Foundation “Diplomats for Life”

Gifu prefecture

Yaotsu Town

NPO Cherry Blossom Association (Japan)

Global Japan Office in Kaunas

Japan-Lithuania Friendship Association

Joint Choir of Japan “Ichinoseki Glee Club & Musical Hiraizumi & Shiratama”

„Azija Lt”

I. Vainauskienė Private Enterprise

Public enterprise „Kaunas IN”

Newspaper „Kauno diena”

Portal www.kaunodiena.lt

EU-Japan Fest

HOF Hotel

Kaunas Boys and Youth Choir “Varpelis”

Kaunas Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnazium

Kaunas Cultural Center „Tautos namai”

Kaunas Artists’ House

Kaunas Dance Theatre “Aura”

KTU Folk Art Ensemble "NEMUNAS"

Kaunas State Philharmonic

Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra

Kyumeikan Kendo School

Public enterprise “Riturnelė”

Charity and Support Foundation „Rugutė”

Publisher „Aukso pieva”

Studio of Art and Culture  “Dagila”

Festival of unexpected Japanese Culture “nowJapan”

One Drop Zendo

Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library-Museum

Salon „Jaukūs namai”

“Sirena” Handicrafts and Arts Center-Gelary

Drums Band “Waon”

 

 

 

May Kaunas City always remain the symbol of Lithuanian strength. 07/03/98

Former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

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