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Every 1. Monday a month


2023-02-06 - 18:00



On February 6th, the JDZB will once again open its doors longer as part of our #OpenMonday.
We would like to welcome you all to get an insight into our activities and use the opportunities for informal exchange. The focus, as on every OpenMonday, is our stage, which is open to anyone who would like to contribute. If you would like to use it, please send a short mail to

The JDZB will be open from 5 pm. The program will start at 6 pm.
Registration is not necessary.

We look forward to new encounters and creative exchange!

#OpenMonday #Art #OpenStage #NextLevel #Networking


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Some highlights of the program on February 6:

🌷Ikebana Workshop (Ikebana International)

Those interested will work on a basic style of the Japanese Sogetsu school under the guidance of trained Ikebana teachers. This is intended to teach the first basic design techniques and to raise awareness of the aesthetics of an Ikebana arrangement. The plant material used, may take the participants, for this a small donation is requested.

🫖Zoom talk with master ceramist Mariko Chiba

In the online conversation, we will introduce Mariko Chiba, a ceramicist from Sapporo who has been living in Berlin since 2019. Not only will her work pieces be shown, she will also give us interesting insights into her workshop and her way of working.

🎥Film premiere: three short episodic films about Japan and talk with director Tomislav Vujcic

W.E.S. tells the story of Konstantin, who loses his way because of drugs, gambling addiction and an affair. He pulls himself together. But the way back is not easy. The film series was produced under the most difficult shooting conditions of the Corona pandemic in Düsseldorf, with video footage from Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Some episodes of the 16-part series will be shown to the public for the first time at the JDZB.

🖼 Calligraphy Exhibition

This exhibition features final works by participants in the calligraphy courses at the Japanese-German Center Berlin.
Under the guidance of Ms. Minagawa (adult courses + online courses) and Ms. Umesaka (children's courses), participants learn different fonts of kanji (Sino-Japanese characters) and practice brush strokes to add aesthetics and elegance to the writings.

Tokyo Gohan and Umesaka offer savory and sweet Japanese food for purchase.



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