The Japan Fans organise all kinds of concerts – both virtual and live – and also make Japanese music at other Japanese events in the Netherlands. One of the areas we are currently exploring is Japanese folksongs on piano.
Our dream is to have our own centre for Japanese art in Utrecht, but until then, we present you our favourite Japanese artists through our website. In this fourth virtual exhibition of Japan Fans Utrecht, we love to introduce you to the Japanese calligraphy by LANKA.
While surfing the web for some inspiration for the music in our Japanese cultural centre, we stumbled upon the works of City Pop DJ Van Paugam.
The first Japanese art that many people encounter is the art of paper folding: origami! In this video, Japan Fan Farah from Pakistan folds a cute little origami cat. A step by step follow along video.
In our series on Japanese music, we would like to introduce you to some Japanese folk songs on tenor recorder. The Japan Fans performed these (among others) at CAMERA JAPAN, the Manga & Japanese Culture Week in the Neude Library in Utrecht, and the Heuvelrug festival in Driebergen.
The Japan Fans Utrecht organise concerts with Japanese music from the movies of Studio Ghibli. Read more about this Ghibli music concert series in this blog post!
As a result of the concerts with Japanese flute music, which Japan Fans Utrecht organised at CAMERA JAPAN festival and the Manga and Japanese Culture Week, among others, founder Martine was interviewed by Simone Langejan for the national daily paper Algemeen Dagblad. An English translation can be found below, with …
The first video in our new video series on… origami! In this video, Japan Fan Farah from Pakistan folds a cute little fox (one that Martine still remembered how to do from her childhood…). Our Russian friends from “Hello Origami” have created a slightly more complicated, but equally beautiful origami …