Baltimore Japan Art Festival (BJAF) is an annual festival showcasing Japanese Culture through art, film, music and food. The venues are located around the Station North Arts District of Baltimore, MD.

BJAF is produced by Nippon Motion
Featured Guest
Yusuke Nakamura

After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, Nakamura started his career as a freelance illustrator. He is known for designing the CD jackets for ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and Sada Masashi, book covers for best-selling novels including Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de (The After-Dinner Mysteries) and Yoru ha Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl), and the character design for Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (Tatami Galaxy).

Released in 2009, Nakamura's first illustration book Blue has sold 95,000 copies, and 2014 saw the releases of Kirara-chan and NOW. In 2017 he has released his first instructional book Everyone's Illustration Classroom, Nakamura Yusuke BEST (15th anniversary illustration book), and COLOR ME.

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September 28
7 – 10 PM
7 – 10 PM
Yusuke Nakamura Gallery Reception
MICA Brown Center - Rosenberg Gallery (1301 W Mt Royal Ave)
10PM - 1AM
10PM - 1AM
The Crown (1910 N Charles St)
Japanese-themed DJ night featuring obscure video projections and drink specials
September 29
12 – 4PM
12 – 4PM
Aki Matsuri
Y-Not Lot [1904 N Charles Street]
Outdoor event featuring educational workshops, performances, craft & food vendors
4 - 5:30PM
4 - 5:30PM
Guest Lecture (TBA)
MICA Brown Center - Falvey Hall (1301 W Mt Royal Ave)
6 - 7:30PM
6 - 7:30PM
Yusuke Nakamura Lecture / Q&A
MICA Brown Center - Falvey Hall (1301 W Mt Royal Ave)
8 - 10PM
8 - 10PM
New York Japan CineFest / Q&A
MICA Brown Center - Falvey Hall (1301 W Mt Royal Ave)
A Japanese/Japanese-American short film festival curated by Hiroshi Kono, including a Q&A with one of the filmmakers
BJAF 2018 Venues
Main Events & Exhibition:
MICA - Brown Center
(Rosenberg Gallery & Falvey Hall)
1301 W Mt Royal Ave.

Aki Matsuri:
Y-Not Lot
1904 N Charles St.

Parkway Theatre
5 W North Ave.
BJAF 2017
Some highlights from the inaugural festival
More information coming soon
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