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Swiss Culture in Japan Spring 2013

Swiss Culture in Japan Spring 2013 (614 x 864)
© Embassy of Switzerland

In 2014, Switzerland and Japan will celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations and friendship. A rich program of outstanding activities and events awaits you throughout the anniversary year.

Photo Exhibition: Swiss Mountains

Hiroshi Morita Photo Exhibition

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© Hiroshi Morita

Japanese photographer Hiroshi Morita is holding a photo exhibition titled “Swiss Mountains”. For 6 years, he has focused on famous Swiss landmarks such as the Matterhorn and the Eiger. He is now showing a selection of his best works in an exhibition taking place from January to December 2014 in several branches of Seto Shinkin Bank, Aichi.

JAN to DEC 2014 Several branches of Seto shinkin bank, Aichi 
JAN 06 – 31 Central branch
FEB 03 – 28 Yamaguchi branch 
MAR 03 – 28 Mizuno branch
MAR 31 – APR 25  Seto higashi branch 
APR 28 – MAY 16 Akatsu branch
MAY 19 – 30 Toyoda branch
JUN 02 – 13 Naruto branch 
JUN 16 – 27 Nagakute branch
JUN 30 – JUL 24 Omori branch
JUL 25 – SEP 01 Misato branch
SEP 02 – 19 Sakaecho branch
SEP 22 – OCT 03 Komaki branch
OCT 06 – 24 Nishiharu branch
OCT 27– NOV 7 Tougo branch
NOV 10 – 28 Shinoharabashi branch
DEC 01 – 26 Nagoya branch

info:  pshop.m@gmail.com


A series of Swiss Gastronomy Weeks staged by leading hotels in Tokyo, Osaka and other cities providing Swiss cuisine will be held. Expert chefs from Switzerland and Japan alike will prepare a variety of delicious Swiss dishes, featuring traditional but also new Swiss cuisine. A selection of Swiss wines is rounding off this culinary festivity. 

FEB 7–16 Grand Hyatt , Tokyo
FEB 28 Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Yokohama
APR 1-13 Westin, Tokyo
NOV Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, 

info: http://www.facebook.com/SwissEmbassyTokyo Facebook of the Embassy of Switzerland


Emil Ruder

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© Emil Ruder

Emil Ruder (1914-1970) is a major contributor to the development of Swiss graphic design and typography. Ruder was a pioneer who devoted himself to modern design, always questioning existing assumptions and conventional rules. This exhibition displays the essential facets of his work, including his characteristic typographies with asymmetrical layouts and playful designs.

MAR 20 – APR 29 http://www.printgallerytokyo.com/ex_emilruder.html Print Gallery, Tokyo

RUDOLF STEINER - Das Reich der Angeloi

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who is known as a philosopher, educator, Goethe researcher and founder of «anthroposhophy», also created several remarkable buildings. Notably to be mentioned the «Goetheanum» on the low hills of Dornach in the sub-urbs of Basel, Switzerland. This exhibition will feature 50 blackboard drawings, furniture and architectural models and various items, which presents Rudolf Steiner's ideas and his attempt to attain spiritual knowledge by using scientic methodology. 

MAR 23―JUL 13 http://www.watarium.co.jp/ WATARI-UM, Tokyo

APRIL 2014

Kirie Exhibition

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Switzerland and Japan both share a long tradition of Paper Cut Art as a form of artistic expression. In recent years, this unique handicraft has experienced renewed attention by artists in Switzerland, who have developed the technique beyond traditional motives. For the first time in Japan, Swiss paper cut will be the focus of an exhibition at the Fujikawa Kirie Art museum. Both modern and traditional masterpieces will be displayed in this institution specialized in the art of paper cut works.

APR 05 – JUN 29 http://www.kirienomori.jp/modules/art_museum/ Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum

Odakyu Swiss Festival・Spring

On the occasion of both the 150th Anniversary year and the 35th friendship ties anniversary between the Rhätische Bahn and the Hakone Tozan Railway, a series of Swiss Events will be held by Odakyu Groups. They aim to introduce Switzerland as an attractive travel destination, with a focus on its beautiful scenery and delicious Swiss food.
Other similar events will take place in the Hakone area in the Fall.

APR 9 – JUN15 Shinjuku, Tokyo 

Info: http://www.odakyu.jp/odakyu-swiss/  Odakyu Swiss Festival・Spring


David Zinman Chefdirigent Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

David Zinman Chefdirigent Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (1000 x 666)
© Tom Haller

After two successful tours in 2006 and 2011, the renowned Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, under the direction of David Zinman, will return to Japan for 7 concerts from Kyushu to Hokkaido. The Orchestra, founded in 1868, is one of the oldest of Switzerland. This will be the final tour with the celebrated conductor David Zinman. 7 concerts are going to be held. The tour will surely be one of the Highlights of the Anniversary year.

APR 11 - 19 Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Niigata and Tokyo

info:http://www.tonhalle-orchester.ch/en  Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich


The acclaimed Geneva-born ceramic artist Christiane Perrochon, is based in Tuscany, Italy, where she produces ceramics both in stoneware and porcelain. Their captivating precious glazes are the result of the fruit of many years of her personally conducted research. She holds exhibitions in Japan on a regular basis and this time around her latest porcelain works will be shown.

APR 14–APR 19 http://www.wa2.jp Galerie WA2, Tokyo


© Marco Borggreve

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© Marco Borggreve

The promising young Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, who was appointed as Friendship Ambassador for the 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan, is principal guest conductor of the Swiss Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Several concerts are being held in collaboration with Kazuki Yamada and many orchestras and musicians, including the Tokyo Philharmonic chorus, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kumamoto Symphony Orchestra the Yokohama City University Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.

APR 18 Tokyo Philharmonic chorus, http://www.tokyo-concerts.co.jp/index.cfm?lang=jp&menu=concertsdetail&id=241  Dai ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo
APR 25 – 26, MAY 19 http://www.japanphil.or.jp/concert/detail_06.html  Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo and Yokohama
MAY 11 http://www.kumakyo.org/  Kumamoto Symphony Orchestra, Kumamoto Prefectural Theater Concert Hall
MAY 18 Yokohama City University Orchestra, http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/perform/list1405.html  Suntory Hall, Tokyo


KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival 2014

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Silk Drying2, Kyoto, Japan 1951 © Werner Bischof/Magnum Photos

After a much talked about first edition last year, the international photography festival Kyotographie will launch its second edition in Kyoto this spring. The festival is a celebration of art and culture, bringing together the ancient history of the city and contemporary art and photography. The festival features several exhibitions in some unique and unexpected locations including an exhibition of images of 1950's Japan by the Swiss photographer Werner Bischof at Mumeisha, a traditional townhouse. A great opportunity to explore the city while admiring unique artworks.

APR 19 – MAY 11 Kyoto



Appointed as the third Music Director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott, former principal conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, performs with the orchestra in their subscription concert to mark his nomination.

APR 19 –  Kawasaki, Tokyo 
info: http://tokyosymphony.jp/pc/top TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


Balthus《The King of Cats》1935 Oil on canvas, Fondation Balthus deposit Musée Jenisch Vevey, 78x49.5cm

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Balthus《The King of Cats》1935 Oil on canvas, Fondation Balthus deposit Musée Jenisch Vevey, 78x49.5cm ©Fondation Balthus, dépôt Musée Jenisch Vevey

Pablo Picasso called Balthus the «last maestro of the 20th century». From April through September 2014, «A Retrospective: Balthus» brings together all major works of the maestro, including some rarely seen in Japan. It will include over 40 oil paintings as well as drawings and the artist’s private belongings, totaling approximately 100 pieces in all. With the contribution of Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, who married Balthus in 1967, the exhibition will reconstruct for the first time his former atelier in Grand Chalet de Rossinière, Switzerland, introducing the setting behind his artistic creation.

APR 19 – JUN 22 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
JUL 5 – SEP 7 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 

info: http://balthus2014.jp/english A RETROSPECTIVE: BALTHUS EXHIBITION


Known for creating Eurhythmics, a movement of the whole body, the Swiss composer Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) has in uenced music education around the world. The Jaques-Dalcroze Study Group in Japan organizes a performance by Naoko Inamura, Naomi Okayasu, Rie Akiyama, Eri Inoue and Kaname Tambara featuring some of his masterpieces. 

APR 23 http://www.triphony.com/concert/list.php?sch_date=201404#p23 Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo


 © アンドレアス・クレシグ|Andreas Kressig 《Soapscapes series, 2014》[Photograph]

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© Andreas Kressig 《Soapscapes series, 2014》[Photograph]

SWISS VISUAL is an exhibition by 18 selected artists, including Pippilotti Rist and Fischli & Weiss, featuring photos and video arts from the present and the past. As a satellite exhibition, Andreas Kressig's «soap scape» will be shown in the
Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden Museum. 

APR 25–JUN 1 Zuiun-an, Kyoto
APR 25–MAY 11 Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden Museum, Kyoto 

info: http://saas.gakeigimlet.org/info gakeigimlet


Music Festival Argerichs Meeting Point was initiated by well-known pianist Martha Argerich with the aim to bring high-quality music to children, cultivating their aesthetic sentiments and foster young musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform with renowned artists. This year's Festival will be held under the title «Meeting Point - Creations born from Encounters» and features artists among others Gidon Kremer gather at Beppu, Oita.

APR 24–MAY 14 B-Con plaza and other venues, Beppu, Ooita, http://www.argerich-mf.jp/info2/2014tokyo_pino.html Tokyo 

info: http://www.argerich-mf.jp/en/16th_f.html Argerich Arts Foundation


Habib Kayaleh, founder of the Kayaleh Violin Academy in Crans, Switzerland, is known as an exceptional performer, conductor and remarkable pedagogue. His unique violin technique is highly renowned and acclaimed around the world. His open “Masterclass 2014” will be held in Tokyo and Nagoya.

APR 28 – MAY 6 Tokyo and Nagoya

info: http://www.kva-tokyo.com/masterclass.html  KAYALEH MASTERCLASS 2014                    

MAY 2014
Spring Swiss Fair at Keio Ange

This is the 6th edition of the annual Swiss Fair at Keio Floral Garden Ange. It will feature concerts and workshops by the Tamagawa Alphorn Club, a display of Swiss illustrated children books, a music box exhibit, as well as Swiss culinary treats.

MAY 3 – 6, 18 http://www.keio-ange.info Keio Floral Garden Ange, Tokyo 


© Mario Del Curto

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© Mario Del Curto

Zimmermann & de Perrot are a theater group well known for its funny and exceptional theater pieces based on “precise observation, humorous repetition, distortion, and the artistically accomplished transformation of everyday interactions”. In their piece "Hans was Heiri" they combine theatre, dance, circus and comedy to a magical show. They have performed all over the world and are again coming back to Tokyo.

MAY 9 - 11 Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo

info: http://zimmermanndeperrot.com/home/posters Zimmermann & de Perrot


© Jason Kahn

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© Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn is a Zürich-based electronic musician, drummer, composer, artist and writer. Besides performing as a musician he exhibits installations in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites. For his rst tour in Japan, he will perform several concerts in collaboration with various musicians. 

MAY 9–24 Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Nagoya
info: http://www.jasonkahn.net/upcoming_events.html JASON KAHN


The Capricornus Consort Basel, composed of musicians who all studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, gives a concert of Mozart's ute quartet with violin, viola and violoncello and other masterpieces of Bach and Haydn.

MAY 17 Familia Hall, Kobe
info: http://www.capricornus.ch/crbst_4.html CAPRICORNUS CONSORT BASEL

Claude Diallo: Ikebukuro Jazz Festival 2014

© Claude Diallo

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© Claude Diallo

To date, the Swiss jazz pianist Claude Diallo has released 12 CDs and 1 DVD. He regularly performs at international jazz festivals and has won international acclaim for his spirited playing style. He will be in Japan with his trio for the Ikebukuro Jazz Festival 2014.

MAY 17-18 http://www.ikebukurojazz.com/index.html  Ikebukuro Jazz Festival, Tokyo
MAY 18 http://www.toshima.ne.jp/~taimei/pdf/ibunka_piano.pdf  Miraikan Taimei

info: http://www.claudediallo.com  Claude Diallo


The event, together with the Fukushima Hope for Agriculture Festival to be held at the venue symbolizes the recovery of Fukushima. On the occasion of the 150 year anniversary of Japan-Swiss friendship, a member of Swiss National Aerobatics Team will make a special demonstration. Various aviation-related exhibitions, trial rides and a symbolic tree planting ceremony are on the program.

MAY 24-25 Fukushima Sky Park, Fukushima

http://www.ffa.or.jp More Informations

“Swiss Wine Event” with Swiss Sommelier Paolo Basso

A Swiss wine presentation and tasting event will be held in Kobe. Paolo Basso, the winner of the A.S.I. Contest for the Best Sommelier of the World, will introduce rare Swiss wine.

MAY 25 http://www.kobeclub.org/modules/content/?id=1 The Kobe Club, Hyogo
Info (Tel.): KIP 078-371-1678
http://www.paolobasso.ch/  Paolo Basso


In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, "nothing but music" will introduce Swiss contemporary music during a 4 days event featuring concerts and panel discussions. Various outstanding Swiss composers and artists such as Thüring Bräm, Jean-Luc Darbellay, Max E. Keller, Markus Hofer and many more will participate in this musical exchange .

AY 28–30 OAG Hall, Tokyo
MAY 31 Ryogoku-Monten Hall 

http://www.n-b-music.com nothing but music
http://www.goethe.de/ins/jp/tok/deindex.htm  Goethe-Institut Tokyo

JUNE 2014


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Swiss graphic designer Max Huber was a key driving force of the international design scene of the 20th century and his Japanese wife Aoi is a recognized illustrator. With «abstract concrete» as its theme, the exhibition will introduce the
beauty of graphic design woven by two sensitivities – Max Huber's works, combining his geometric compositions and typography, created in the 1940's when he was involved in the concrete art movement, and Aoi Huber's new series which feature colorful lines and patterns. 

JUN 2–23 Gallery 5610, Tokyo 

More Informations:
http://www.deska.jp AOI & Max Huber     http://www.puntovirgola.jp Puntovirgola

2nd Japanese-Swiss Workshop on Combinatorics and Computational Geometry

The first symposium and workshop, titled as the First ETH-Japan Symposium for the Promotion of Academic Exchange and the First ETH-Japan Workshop on Science and Computing, were held in 2012. This workshop is their successor in this series, with emphasis on the field of Combinatorics and Computational Geometry. This workshop promote the existing and future exchange programs in informatics between Switzerland and Japan.

JUN 4-6 The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

http://qci.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~js2014/ More Informations 



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Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band known for its raw, wild, anthemic and emotional music. Consisting of eight members, Eluveitie mixes melodic death metal and ancient folk melodies. This will be their rst long-awaited tour of Japan.

JUN 5 Nanba Rockets, Osaka
JUN 6 Imaike Club 3, Nagoya
JUN 7–9 Shibuya Cyclone and Shinjuku Wildside, Tokyo 

info: http://eluveitie.ch/tour ELUVEITIE

TAMA CINEMA FORUM Screening in June „Negative: Nothing“

March 11th marks a turning point in the life of Swiss travel agent Thomas Köhler. After the Tsunami and the nuclear disaster in Japan, he lost all his customers, and eventually his job. Faced with this situation, he decided to embark on a walking tour from the north to the south of Japan to show the beauty of the country and to express his solidarity. The documentary film “Negative: Nothing” depicts Köhler’s journey across the country. It will change his life forever and give hope and strength to a nation. The screening will be followed by a talk show by director Jan Knüsel.

JUN 7 http://tamaeiga.org/  TAMA CINEMA FORUM, Tokyo
http://negativenothing.com/en/ Negative: Nothing


© Rmn-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowsky

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© Rmn-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowsky

Vallotton (1865-1925) is famous not only for his oil paintings but also for his unique woodcuts characterized by its vivid black and white contrasts. The exhibition is his first retrospective exhibition in Japan and features over 100 paintings and woodcuts. The exhibition will bring into focus the artist as a man who hid a strong passion behind icy artistic expressions.

JUN 14 – SEP 23 Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

info: http://mimt.jp/vallotton/ Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum


Since 2008, Suntory Hall opens its doors to young musicians in and outside of Japan. «Rainbow21 International» was initiated to provide opportunities for young students to produce and perform in public. This year, young professional
musicians and talented students from the Zurich University of the Arts have been invited to perform.

JUN 18 http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/perform/list1406.html#P18S1 Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Swiss - Japanese Aging Symposium

The Swiss and Japanese perspectives will be offered at a symposium on one of the most significant challenges of our times - aging society. Top experts will discuss various topics including society and nutrition.

JUN 30 Academy Hills, Roppongi, Tokyo

http://aging.stofficetokyo.ch More Informations

JULY 2014
Kazuki Yamada conducts Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

© Marco Borggreve

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© Marco Borggreve

Kazuki Yamada won the 2009 Besançon International Conducting Competition, and today he is one of the most talked-about conductor in Europe. He has performed with numerous top orchestras around the world, receiving critical acclaim and enthusiastic praises from audiences and orchestras alike. His first appearance in 2010 with the prestigious Orchestra de la Suisse Romande was a resounding success. Promptly thereafter, he was named the orchestra's principal guest conductor. His deep mutual affinity with the orchestra is evident and this will be their first tour in Japan. The program, interpreted with the orchestra's richly colored timbres and vivid, impressive phrasing, is sure to delight. Mr. Yamada's collaboration with violinist Daishin Kashimoto, in whom he has absolute trust, further heightens the anticipation.

JUL 5 - 10 Fukui, Aichi, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Okayama

Info: https://www.japanarts.co.jp/?lang=2  Japan Arts

Special Concert :

Fukami Satomi, Fujiwara Dozan & Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) meets Japanese music. Joint concert by special string quartet plus flute from OSR and two of today’s best performers of traditional Japanese music, Fukami Shinkai (Koto) and Dozan Fujiwara (Shakuhachi). Works by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger along with masterpieces from the Edo to Showa periods will be performed.

JUL 6 http://ynt.yafjp.org/en/about/  Yokohama Noh Theater, Kanagawa

Shakuhachi and Jazz Piano Concert

Roger Walch & Taro Matsumoto

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© Roger Walch & Taro Matsumoto

Roger Walch & Taro Matsumoto
Swiss Pianist, Composer and filmmaker Roger Walch, and Shakuhachi Flutist Matsumoto, team up to perform an interesting mixture of Japanese traditional music, selected Jazz standards and original compositions. The Duo has been collaborating since 2004 and have released two CDs in Japan: "LIVE" (2006) and "Immortal Remains" (2008). Roger has also won the "Creative Prize" at the 1st Internet Piano Concours Japan in 2008.

JUL 26 Nara Centennial Hall, Nara

Informations: 080-5333-9375 (reservation) , http://rowalch.wix.com/piano#  Roger Walch website 

The 19th Ashinaga Charity Concert with Swiss Ensemble Enzian

A charity concert performed by Swiss Ensemble Enzian. All profits will be donated to the Ashinaga NGO, to support the rainbow house project for children who lost either one or both parents due to the Great Hanshin Earthquake.

AUG 9 Oume City Hall, Tokyo

info:Ashinaga Obasan S  tel: 0428-23-8075 (from 18:00), 042-579-3925 (from 19:00)

Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Conference 2014

Swiss composer and music teacher, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), developed a unique method of teaching rhythm through movement known as eurhythmics. This conference will feature 21 instructors from around the world. Workshops will also take place.

AUG 17-21 Showa University of Music, Kangawa

Info: http://www.j-dalcroze-society.com/Conference2014/en/index.html  Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan

Flavio Ferri Benedetti &Ensemble Il Profondo

The Basel-based Ayame Foundation presents a group of young musicians who studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. This extended concert tour will take them through several prefectures from Hokkaido to Toyama.

AUG 22 – SEP 7 Sapporo, Hakodate, Iwate, Yamagata, Toyama, Kyoto, Tokyo 

Info: http://www.ayame-foundation.com/  Ayame Foundation,  http://fbenedetti.es/  Flavio Ferri Benedetti, http://www.ilprofondo.com/index.php  Ensemble Il Profondo

Stephan Spicher Solo Exhibition “Blossom”

Stephan Spicher

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© Stephan Spicher

Stephan Spicher’s art is inspired by both the European and Asian aesthetic systems. His painting style can be described as "spiritual minimalism” featuring experiments with different materials, such as paper, metal, lacquer and plexiglas. Under the exhibition title “Blossom”, his most representative works will be displayed at the new modern art pavilion of the Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum, which will be inaugurated on this occasion.

SEP Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum 

http://www.gallery-g77.com/ More Informations 


Kunsthaus Zürich, The Museum for Modern Art in Zurich is one of the best art museums in Switzerland, exhibiting world-class pieces of modern art. This exhibition marks the first large-scale introduction of its collection in Japan. Approximately 70 masterworks by highly important artists in art history will be presented,from the impressionists of the 19th century to the surrealists of the 20th century.

SEP 25 – DEC 15 The National Art Center, Tokyo
2015 JAN 31– 2015 MAY 10 Kobe City Museum, Kobe

http://zurich2014-15.jp/ More Informations 


Founded in the forties by Edmond de Stoutz, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO) is one of the leading ensembles of its kind. Regular invitations to international festivals, performances in all major music centers and numerous acclaimed CD productions have built the international reputation of the orchestra. World-renowned maestro Sir Roger Norrington became the principal conductor of the ZKO in 2011 and celebrates the 80th birthday this year. The ensemble will play a Mozart program with piano soloist Yoko Kikuchi, the winner of the Salzburg Mozart International Piano Competition. 

OCT 2 Izumi Hall, Osaka
OCT 3 Kioi Hall, Tokyo

http://amati-tokyo.com/english/tour/  More Informations 

Ferdinand Hodler – Towards Rhythmic Images

Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) was a leading Swiss painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who not only left an important imprint on contemporary European painting but also fascinated the Japanese audiences. 40 years after his first exhibition in Japan, Hodler’s works will be presented once again. As the author of the theory of painting known as parallelism, his works obtain a distinctive “rhythm” through the repetition and resonance of similar forms. His approach corresponded also to the Eurhythmics method of teaching music through dance of a Swiss contemporary, the musician Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. The exhibition will provide an opportunity rare anywhere in the world to review Hodler’s oeuvre in light of these themes.

OCT 7 – 2015 JAN 12 http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/ National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
2015 JAN 24– 2015 APR 5 http://www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/eng/home.html Hyogo Pref. Museum of Art, Kobe

Recital "Niklaus Kost, Bariton & Satoko Kato, Piano"

© Niklaus Kost & Satoko Kato

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© Niklaus Kost & Satoko Kato

“A Man’s Fate and Love” is the theme of this concert that focuses on the songs of contemporary Swiss composers. It consists of five parts that each portrait a man who lives through a dramatic life filled with hope, and love. The centerpiece among them is “The Eight Japanese Poems of Monk Rokyan and Nun Teishin”, an original song composed for this concert by Walter Giger. It will be this work’s world premiere and it will be performed in Japanese and German by Niklaus Kost and Satoko Tanaka, the special guest of the evening.

OCT 8 The Phoenix Hall, Osaka 

http://www.satokokato.ch More Informations

Swiss Stamp Collection from Japan at the 2nd Europex 2014

This year the Europe Stamp Philately Exhibition focuses on Switzerland. It features rare stamps issued in 1840 by Geneva and Zurich. It also includes some letters from Switzerland which were sent to Edo 150 years ago. In all, 640 stamp collections will be shown.

OCT 10 - 11 Philatelic Museum , Tokyo 

Info : http://europex.cocolog-nifty.com/  Europex

Matteo Aroldi: Floating Islands

©Matteo Aroldi

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© Matteo Aroldi

“Floating Islands,” a series of photographic work by Matteo Aroldi, explores the world through imaginary landscapes. Freely inspired by traditional Chinese and Japanese ink paintings, these images are composed of Layers of fragmented landscapes captured in our two distant countries, Switzerland and Japan.

OCT 22 – DEC 8 http://www.hmop.com Hakone Museum of Photography, Kanagawa 

Swiss Stamps at the 49th JAPEX 2014

JAPEX is the biggest national philatelic exhibition in Japan. The various stamps on exhibit are selected by the JAPEX jury in accordance with strict regulations that are almost equal to the FIP standards. Winners of the JAPEX competition are then entitled to apply for the FIP International Philatelic Exhibitions. This year, a Swiss Stamps exhibition will take place as part of the JAPEX.

OCT 31 – NOV 2 Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Tokyo

Info: http://yushu.or.jp/english/index.html  Japan Philatelic Society Foundation

Montreux Jazz Festival Japan in Kawasaki

Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the world’s top Jazz festivals. This year’s Montreux Jazz Festival Japan will be the fourth edition held in Kawasaki. The festival will exceptionally feature a “Swiss” night to celebrate the 150 anniversary of Japan-Swiss friendship.

NOV  Kawasaki

info: http://www.montreuxjazz.com/  Montreux Jazz Festival

Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Tokyo "The 9th Symphony of Beethoven"

photo by Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

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© Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

The Tokyo Ballet, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta will perform Maurice Béjart’s “IXe Symphonie (the 9th Symphony of Beethoven)” in celebration of the 150th Years Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan. “IXe Symphonie” is one of Béjart’s masterpieces. It premiered in Brussels in 1964.

NOV 8 – 9 NHK Hall, Tokyo

info: http://www.nbs.or.jp/english/contents/ Japan Performing Arts Foundationhttp://www.bejart.ch/en/ Béjart Ballet Lausanne