In the first of a series of faculty/student interviews, iCLA Music professor Alexander Sigman and exchange student Sam Sernavski (Aalborg University/Denmark) discuss how studying and engaging in music can lead to a fulfilling life and career. Filmed at Sakuraza, a long-standing venue in downtown Kofu presenting a diverse array of musical performances, the video also… Continue reading iCLA faculty/student interview video #1: What can you do with music…and what can music do for you?
NHK Cool Japan is one of the most widely watched programs in English worldwide, broadcast not only in Japan but by satellite to 108 countries, and viewable on YouTube. In late 2017, they did a special on Yamanashi featuring iCLA students doing amazing things in the prefecture. They also filmed almost 50 students in the… Continue reading My Experiences on NHK Cool Japan
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
by John Cheung 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… Continue reading Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)
by Chloe Ramirez Japan is an interesting mix of old and new, where a peaceful coalescence of tradition and modernity serve as the backdrop for everyday life. What seems to remain an important and profound traditional art form is Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. Both a spiritual practice and a physical activity, it is positively… Continue reading Experiencing Calligraphy (書道) in Asama Shrine