President's Message

Dear members,

I'm happy to report that we had a packed house on October 26 to hear artist and activist Ai Weiwei speak at the FCCJ. He was inspiring - exactly the sort of guest speaker we want to draw to the club. And the timing was perfect, coming just as Xi Jinping was anointed for a precedent-breaking third term in China.

Deep Dive

Deep Dive Series 2022: "Covid-19 Comeback or A Long Farewell?"

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 08:30 - 10:00
Deep Dive Series 2022: "Covid-19 Comeback or A Long Farewell?" Gautam Deshpande US-board certified physician and founding Vice Dean of the St. Luke's International University Graduate School of Public Health Thomas Lomax Practicing physician who managed during the Covid-19 a pandemic a subscription medical support ...


Family Christmas Party

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 12:00 - 15:00
FCCJ Family Christmas Party 12:00-15:00 Saturday, December 10, 2022 Santa's Door Prizes for parents, grandparents and kids PRIZES INCLUDE : Akoya pearl and Himalayan Garnet Necklace, Jade and Akoya pearl Bracelet and toys. There will also be a magic show for the children (and adults). ...


December 2022 Exhibition: Song of Izumo

December 2022 Exhibition: Song of Izumo
Textile Art by Mutsuko Yawatagaki
December 3 - January  6, 2023

©Mutsuko Yawatagaki

Mutsuko Yawatagaki is a native of Shimane Prefecture, a beautiful part of western Japan along the Japan Sea coast. It is one of the least populous and least visited areas of the country yet figures prominently in early chronicles and mythology as the very birthplace of Japan. Drawing inspiration from this rich local culture, Yawatagaki creates large-scale pictorial wall hangings using a combination of western and Asian handwork techniques. She works almost exclusively with traditional Japanese fabrics, carefully salvaged from antique kimono and obi that are themselves works of art.

In repurposing kimono, Yawatagaki gives new life to fabric that is no longer worn and enjoyed. She hopes people will see, in her works, not only what she has created but also the contributions of the many artisans who had a part in the making of each kimono. Many of the silks have woven patterns of auspicious motifs such as tortoises and cranes. Not only are they imbued with meaning, but they change with the light, lending further interest to the compositions.