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September 28-29, 2018
Station North Arts District - Baltimore, MD
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Coming for 2018
Art
BJAF is partnering with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to welcome illustrator Yusuke Nakamura (Osaka, Japan) as the featured guest. His centerpiece lecture and Q&A will coincide with the opening of an exhibition of his work (MICA Rosenberg Gallery), celebrating the 15th anniversary of his career.
Film
In association with the Japan Information & Culture Center (Washington, DC) BJAF is screening selections and welcoming guest directors from the New York Japan CineFest's 2018 lineup.
Outdoor Festival
The Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee will host the "Aki Matsuri", an all-ages outdoor event featuring an onigiri workshop from Table For Two, traditional Japanese festival games/activities, music, local food vendors, and more.
More Information Announced Soon !
Additional guests, events, vendor applications, etc.

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Schedule
(subject to change)
Friday, September 28
8pm
8pm
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
The Charles Theater - 1711 N Charles St
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time's "Food Chain") comes The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Yusuke Nakamura (original character designer)
10pm
10pm
「 NEW DELI WAVE 」
The Crown - 1910 N Charles St
DJ dance party with Japanese music, visuals & drink specials (21+)

Featuring Doki Doki Jeff, Nikilad & Logicoma
Saturday, September 29
11am
11am
Aki Matsuri
Ynot Lot - 1904 N Charles St
Outdoor event for all-ages featuring educational workshops, traditional Japanese crafts & games, musical performances and food
2pm
2pm
Blue | Now | New: Yusuke Nakamura
Rosenberg Gallery (MICA Brown Center) - 1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Opening reception for an exhibition showcasing work from Yusuke Nakamura's 15+ year career as a freelance illustrator
5pm
5pm
Featured Guest: Yusuke Nakamura
Falvey Hall (MICA Brown Center) - 1301 W Mt Royal Ave
A lecture on illustration hosted by Yusuke Nakamura; followed by Q&A
(This event requires RSVP for guaranteed seating)
8pm
8pm
New York Japan CineFest
Falvey Hall (MICA Brown Center) - 1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Selected screenings from the NYJCF 2018 lineup:
  • Wind Chime
  • Siren
  • Hatis Noit *
  • The Apologizers *
  • So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
* Q&A with guest directors after screening
(This event requires RSVP for guaranteed seating)
Featured Locations
All events located in Baltimore's Station North Arts District
The Charles Theater
1711 N Charles St
MICA Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Ynot Lot
1904 N Charles St
The Crown
1910 N Charles St
Featured Locations
All events located in Baltimore's Station North Arts District
The Charles Theater
1711 N Charles St
MICA Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Ynot Lot
1904 N Charles St
The Crown
1910 N Charles St

OFFICIAL HOTEL
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-8400
www.LordBaltimoreHotel.com

Reserve a room for $139/night by using the Group Attendee code "18JAPANART"
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Access to BJAF 2018 Events
With the exception of the Night Is Short, Walk On Girl screening at The Charles Theater on 9/28, all BJAF 2018 events are free to attend! However, it is strongly suggested that attendees RSVP for the limited-seating events at MICA on 9/29.

General Public RSVP will begin on September 5th 2018, but early RSVP access is available for individuals that support the festival from now until then.
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