West Encounters East- Friday, July 19 at 10p on WOSU TV

The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo hosts the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. Within this little-known niche, the result of a century-old diaspora, lies a thriving arts community. WEST ENCOUNTERS EAST explores the unique fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works of well-known and emerging Japanese-Brazilian artists. The documentary examines their lifestyles,traditions, culture and art while exploring the themes of immigration, dual identity, alienation and assimilation in their work.

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