Haruhisa Handa, a baritone
and the chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture, left, and world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming sing the duet 'La ci darem la mano' from Don Giovanni at the Tokyo Global
Concert on June 18. | International Foundation for Art and Culture (IFAC)
JUN 26, 2014
The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) staged a concert, featuring “The People’s Diva,” Renee Fleming, in Tokyo on June 18. The Tokyo Global Concert was sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the U.S. Embassy and The Japan Times.
The concert featured American Renee Fleming, who is an acclaimed soprano and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has performed on a number of prestigious stages such as “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” in 2009, “The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee” for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and the Super Bowl in 2014.
Foundation Chairman Haruhisa Handa sings at the 'Shingeki no Hanshin Kyojin Rock Concert,' at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, on Sept. 26. | TOKYO ART FOUNDATION
Starship vocalist Mickey Thomas, former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball, former Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, Tokyo Art Foundation Chairman Haruhisa Handa and former Journey singer Steve
Augeri pose at the end of their concert at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan on Sept. 26. | TOKYO ART FOUNDATION
(left) and Shiho Soma (right) pose with Haruhisa Handa, the chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and culture, after receiving Prime Minister Awards at a Tokyo hotel July 5. |
COURTESY OF IFAC
JUL 16, 2014
Japanese and foreign high school students had the honor of winning prestigious awards at a ceremony for the 15th International High School Arts Festival at a Tokyo hotel July 5. The festival represents one of the largest international art exhibitions for high school students. ...
(right) receives her award from International Foundation for Arts and Culture Chairman Haruhisa Handa. She was chosen as the winner of the competition and awarded the IFAC-Juilliard Prize.
Foundation for Art and Culture (IFAC)
(third from right), Haruhisa Handa (fourth from right) are joined by other contestants and judges on stage at the Playhouse auditorium, at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
Foundation for Art and Culture (IFAC)
OCT 24, 2014
Twelve of Japan’s finest young singers showcased their vocal talents at the fifth IFAC-Juilliard Prize Singing Competition Oct. 14 and Oct 15.
The two-day event was held at the Playhouse auditorium, part of the New National Theatre in Tokyo, where competitors had a chance to win a scholarship valued at over $50,000 to attend one of the world’s leading music schools, the Juilliard School in the U.S., as well as other prizes.
The main sponsor of the event was the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC), a non-profit organization founded in Japan in 1996 with the stated aim of promoting “social welfare activities through music and arts-related events.”
in 'Busshi,' a kyogen comedic play. | COURTESY OF IFAC
SEP 3, 2014
Noh is one of the traditional Japanese theatrical arts and, with a history stretching back 700 years to feudal times, it is something Japan is deservedly proud of.
Noh, an Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, is a musical drama in which actors wear masks to portray both male and female roles. Traditionally, only men used to perform noh, but there are female performers today.
kinds of 'rain' jointly perform at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, on Oct. 11. | IFAC
OCT 17, 2014
The New National Theatre, Tokyo, is Japan’s only national theater featuring a variety of stage arts such as opera, classical ballet, modern dance, plays and other performances.
Since its foundation in 1997, it has created and promoted modern stage art, featuring performances involving many artists, from young innovative play producers to veteran actors and world-renowned opera singers.
Haruhisa Handa, chairman of the Tokyo Art Foundation, sings during the 'Hanshin Storm Enka Concert' at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Nov. 14. | TOKYO ART FOUNDATION
Nov 22, 2014
The Tokyo Art Foundation held a charity enka concert, featuring performances by its chairman Haruhisa Handa and enka singer Akira Kobayashi in Tokyo on Nov. 14.
Enka is a genre of Japanese music mixing traditional and modern tastes. Its distinct characteristic is a “kobushi,” or undulating, tone.
hits Kyoko Inoue with a 'shinai,' a bamboo sword-like weapon used in kendo, during a charity dinner in Tokyo on Dec. 9. | TOKYO ART FOUNDATION
Dec 15, 2014
The Tokyo Art Foundation held a Christmas charity dinner, featuring a concert and professional wrestling at a Tokyo hotel on Dec. 9.
All proceeds from the event, “X’mas Charity Pro Wrestling Dinner Show,” held at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, will be donated to the Lesotho-based charity Sentebale, which promotes efforts to eradicate AIDS.
“Christmas, a concert, pro wrestling and dinner; I’ve never seen such a combination,” TAF Chairman Haruhisa Handa said to 520 guests, who enjoyed Handa’s concert and battles between 18 pro wrestlers over dinner.
Foundation Chairman Haruhisa Handa sings on stage at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo's Nakano Ward on Jan. 15. | TAF
JAN 23, 2015
The Tokyo Art Foundation held a charity jazz concert, featuring a solo performance by foundation Chairman Haruhisa Handa, in Tokyo on Jan. 15.
The “New Year’s Solo Jazz Extravaganza!” was held with the support of the Worldwide Support for Development (WSD), a nonprofit organization Handa also chairs, with all proceeds being donated to the Lesotho-based charity Sentebale, which promotes efforts to eradicate AIDS.