3.11 Events in Boston

This year is the seventh anniversary of the tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster that happened in Japan on March 11, 2011.

If you are interested in learning more, or in supporting Japan through this ongoing crisis, please consider attending one of these events run by groups in Boston.

The information about exhibits, events, charities and memorials related to the 3.11 Tōhoku earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster provided in this calendar is intended to introduce these events. For all non-JSB events please check directly with the organization producing it to confirm all times, dates and event details. The Japan Society of Boston is not responsible for any changes or inaccuracies in information about events not sponsored by the JSB. 

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

    Japanese House Gallery Exhibit: “HOME”

    Boston Children's Museum
    308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
    Friday, March 2 – Sunday, September 30, 2018

    “HOME” is an exhibit that explores the meaning and influence of home from the perspective of Japanese students. The exhibit will showcase artwork created by the students of the “Art Thinking” project team at Tohoku University of Art & Design (TUAD) in Japan. This is their sixth annual international friendship project bringing their art exhibition and hands-on activity programs to Boston.

    Using the theme home, the artists encourage Museum visitors to explore how home shapes identity, a sense of belonging, and responsibility toward others. This gallery exhibition asks the visitors “What is the definition of home to you?” and “What makes your home special?” In this gallery exhibition, located next to the Museum’s Japanese House exhibit, an authentic 100-year old house from Kyoto, Japan, the artworks share the ideas of today’s multifaceted youth culture of Japan, and demonstrate each individual’s thoughts and narratives.

    Akemi Chayama, the Museum’s Japan Program Manager said, “Creating a space of such experience for our visitors is important to understanding Japan today, especially in a historic house exhibit like the Japanese House which tends to heavily present more traditional cultural elements. The exhibit will expose our visitors to the complexity of how various identities develop within a culture today.”

    The Art Thinking project is part of TUAD’s school curricula and research to create a space for community building through art experience. Artists in this show are students from the Tohoku region of Japan, where many of them witnessed and experienced the loss of homes and hometowns during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Through the art, these students search for the meaning of home and welcome Museum visitors to share ideas.

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