Arts, japan studies, Students, Workshop

Judo (柔道) at iCLA

In iCLA, not only academics are important to students. Experiencing Japanese culture is also an indispensable component of their education. iCLA offers a variety of hands-on workshops, including one in the modern martial art Judo (柔道). In 1882, Judo was created as a form of physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. The coach (先生) and the… Continue reading Judo (柔道) at iCLA

Arts, japan studies, Students

Donna: The Art of a Cineaste

by Chloe Ramirez   Semesters later, students and professors alike still bring to light the amazing work done by Donna Rey, a Visual Communication student from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. On her semester abroad at iCLA, she was able to come up with a beautiful collection of videos and photos for the world… Continue reading Donna: The Art of a Cineaste

Arts, interview

Kei Takei in the New York Times!

iCLA's very own dance professor Kei Takei was recently profiled and interviewed in the New York Times. She will be appearing with her Moving Earth Orient Sphere company on the Lumberyard in the City Winter Festival in New York on January 25th. The NYT article can be read below and here: kei_takei_nyt_article_24jan2018 (pdf) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/arts/dance/kei-takei-lumberyard-festival.html

Arts, japan studies, Workshop

Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)

https://youtu.be/EWptn_4Tk5I Noh (能) has been performed since the 14th century, it is a ancient form of classical Japanese drama and the demonstration of ultimate refinement of beauty, expression and dramatic speech on stage. Noh actor and iCLA lecturer Hiroyasu Sato has been engaging in the promotion of understanding and appreciation of the Noh drama throughout… Continue reading Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)

Arts, japan studies, TV, Will Reed

Professor William Reed on TeteteTV

iCLA Japan Studies Professor William Reed has been a regular commentator on TeteteTV since April 2016, a television program of the Yamanashi Broadcasting System (YBS),  every Thursday afternoon. He has appeared over 88 times on this show. In January, 2018, Professor Reed was invited to a Shogi (将棋) class and met the professional shogi player Karolina Styczyńska, who… Continue reading Professor William Reed on TeteteTV