Past Events (Consular Office in Christchurch)

2020/6/18

2020 Japanese Film Show

VENUE: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
ADMISSION FREE  
Schedule:
Sun 1 November    2:30pm
 The Wonderland
                              5:00pm Bento Harassment
Mon 2 November   6:00pm The Takatsu River
Tue 3 November    6:00pm Mentai Piriri
Wed 4 November   6:00pm Finding Calico
Mon 7 December   6:00pm  Spirited Away (In collaboration with the Canterbury Film Society)
Tue 8 December    6:00pm  Every Day a Good Day
Wed 9 December   6:00pm  The Last: Naruto the Movie



 


Japanese Film Festival (Autumn)

Monday 9 March - Friday 13 March 2020
VENUE: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
ADMISSION FREE 
Please note: Monday 9 March is a Canterbury Film Society presentation, has a different screening time, and a Koha/Donation is kindly requested. 
Canterbury Film Society

Schedule:
Mon 9 March 7:00pm  
Departures      
Tue 10 March 6:05pm  
Sing My Life                
Wed 11 March 6:00pm  
A Story of Yonosuke  
Thu 12 March 6:05pm 
 Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Fri 13 March 6:05pm  A Living Promise



Canterbury Japan Day 2020
Sunday, 1 March 2020, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Riccarton Race Course
Please see all Canterbury Japan Day details here and its official FACEBOOK.
Event by Consular Office of Japan:
Sake Tasting Corner at the Consular Office’s Booth, Ground Floor
J-POP & Childrens’ music show by Miki Hazuki (Singer & Songwriter)
Workshop “Umami Taste of Japan with Koji” by Myoho Asari (Expert for Japanese fermented foods)
 
除夜の鐘(JOYA NO KANE)[Bell Ringing on New Year’s Eve] In Christchurch
Time & Date: 4:00pm-5:30pm, Tuesday 31 December 2019
Venue: The World Peace Bell in the Christchurch Botanical Garden
(Please use the Riccarton Ave. car park by the tennis courts.)
 
Japanese Film Evenings
Title: The Wind Rises
Time & Date: 6:00pm, Monday 9 December 2019
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
FREE Admission
We look forward to seeing you.
 
 
Japanese Film Festival 2019
Here was the schedule for the Japanese Film Festival 19-22 November.
Japanese Film Evenings
 
 
 

Tue 27 August 18:00
Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter
Free Admission  
Christchurch Art Gallery
Philip Carter Family Auditorium

We look forward to seeing you.
Details
 
The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “THE SPIRIT OF BUDO”
-The History of Japan’s Martial Arts-
17 MAY - 18 JUNE (Closed 3 JUNE)
Open 10am - 4pm
Ashburton Museum
329 West Street (SH1), Ashburton
Details
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japanese Film Evenings
Thank you so much for your patience. We have rescheduled the Japanese Films in April and May as below.
Thursday 11 April from 18:00 Close-Knit   
Thursday 18 April from 18:00 Where I Belong
Tuesday  7 May from 18:00 NORIBEN    

Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Admission Free
We look forward to seeing you.
Details
 
 
Japanese Film Evenings
Thank you so much for your patience. We have rescheduled the Japanese Films in April and May as below.
Thursday 11 April from 18:00 Close-Knit   
Thursday 18 April from 18:00 Where I Belong
Tuesday  7 May from 18:00 NORIBEN    

Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Admission Free
We look forward to seeing you.
Details
 
 
Canterbury Japan Day 2019
Sunday, 3 March 2019, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Riccarton Race Course
Canterbury Japan Day 2019Canterbury Japan Day was established by The Japanese Society of Canterbury and first held on 11 March 2012, the anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, for the recovery of both Japan & New Zealand after their disasters, and to encourage the victims to regain their strength and go forward. Now in its 8th year and gaining in popularity each year, it attracts about 20,000 people from around Canterbury and is the biggest Japanese cultural festival in the area. Rotating the theme around the four seasons, this year it is “Japanese Autumn”.
You can experience not just Japan’s traditional cultural arts and ways (taiko drumming, koto, ikebana, kimono, calligraphy, tea ceremony, karate, kendo) but you can enjoy the festival via all five senses: indoors and outdoors booths by local businesses and community groups have a variety of Japanese foods and activities. Please see all Canterbury Japan Day details here and its official FACEBOOK.
The Consular Office of Japan booth will have free tastings of Japanese-made sake (for 18+ please), plus free information on cultural events and tourism materials. As this year Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup, there is a special photo booth.
Shakuhachi performer, KINOHACHI, is coming especially from Japan to introduce the profound rhythms of Japanese traditional music blended with a contemporary beat.
“Kojiya Woman” Myoho Asari, who has kindled the Shio-Koji boom in Japan, will demonstrate ways of preparing various foods with koji (the excellent mould which is used in fermentation to make sake, miso & soy sauce)
Details of performances and demonstration here:
KINOHACHI Shakuhachi performance
SHIO-KOJI Cooking Demonstration
 
 
The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s”
Thursday 1 November – Friday 14 December 2018
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury
130 Madras Street, Christchurch
Admission Free
Details
 
Japanese Film Festival
Tuesday 6 November – Thursday 8 November 2018
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, Christchurch
Feature Films in Japanese with English subtitles
Admission Free  (No Bookings required)
Festival tickets will be allocated on a first come / first served basis.
Short films will be shown from 6.00 pm
Details
 
Japanese Film Festival
Tuesday 13 March – Thursday 15 March 2018
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, Christchurch

Feature Films in Japanese with English subtitles
Admission Free
No Bookings
Festival tickets will be allocated on a first come / first served basis.
A series of short cultural films will be shown from 6.05 pm
See attached flyerhttp://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/images/icons/pdf_icon.gif
 
The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “Japanese Handcrafted Form: Traditions & Techniques”
Saturday 10 March – Wednesday 4 April 2018
Venue: Matariki (former Registry Building) University of Canterbury
Ilam Road, Christchurch

See attached flyerhttp://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/images/icons/pdf_icon.gif
 
Japanese Film Festival
Tuesday 10 October – Thursday 12 October 2017
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, Christchurch

Feature Films in Japanese with English subtitles
Admission Free
No Bookings
Festival tickets will be allocated on a first come / first served basis.
A series of short cultural films will be shown from 6.05 pm
See attached flyerhttp://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/images/icons/pdf_icon.gif
 
Japanese Film Festival
Wednesday 15 March ~ Friday 17 March 2017
VENUE: Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch
500+ Seats
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
Admission Free ‐No Bookings
Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 6.00 pm
A series of short cultural films will be shown from 6.05 pm
See attached poster
 
Japanese Film Festival 2016
Monday 3 October ~ Thursday 6 October 2016
At Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch
In Japanese with English subtitles
ADMISSION FREE NO BOOKINGS– Big Venue 500+ Seats

5.45 pm Complimentary tickets available at venue
6.00 pm Short cultural films
6.30 pm Main Feature
See attached poster
 
The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition
“Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns”
From Saturday 2 July until Sunday 7 August 2016 in Timaru’s Aigantighe Art Gallery
The only South Island venue for this exhibition!
This exhibition introduces the works of 35 artists active in seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan: Arita & Karatsu, Hagi, Bizen, Kyoto, Kutani, Seto & Mino and Mashiko.
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Open Tuesday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12.00 – 4.00 pm; Closed Monday
Admission Free
http://www.timaru.govt.nz/community/facilities/art-gallery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aigantighe-Art-Gallery-819376648072927/
Sponsored by The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan, Consular Office of Japan, Aigantighe Art Gallery
This exhibition was opened by Ambassador Takata on 1st July. See for more details 
 
CANTERBURY JAPAN DAY 2016 Japanese Winter
Sunday 16 March 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at Riccarton Park 165 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
The Japanese Society of Canterbury with local businesses and sponsors and support from the Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch.
 
Japanese Film Evening
Thank you to everyone who filled in the questionnaire on cultural events. In response to “more Japanese films please” we are having a Japanese Film Evening every 2 months, starting at the end of June:
Tuesday 28 June at 6.30 pm
Merivale Lane Theatre, corner of Merivale Lane & Rossall Street at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Lady Maiko” written & directed by Masayuki Suo (“Shall We Dance”, “I Just Didn’t Do It” “Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t”)
Starring: Mone Kamishiraishi, Hiroki Hasegawa, Sumiko Fuji, Tamiyo Kusakari

A musical comedy loosely based on “My Fair Lady”, “Lady Maiko” is about Haruko, a young woman with a strong regional dialect and clumsy manners, who wants to become a maiko (apprentice geisha). Even with the help of Professor Kyono, a linguistic expert, can she achieve her dream?
Come and see this warm-hearted story set in beautiful Kyoto!
English Sub-titles; 135 minutes; Classification G
Free Admission; 120 seats available.
6.00 pm Theatre open
6.10 pm Japanese cultural short films
6.30 pm “Lady Maiko”
 
Japanese Film Show
Monday 14 March ~ Wednesday 16 March 2016
VENUE: Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch

BIG VENUE 500 SEATS!!
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
Admission Free ‐No Bookings
Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 6.00 pm
A series of short cultural films will be shown from 6.10 pm
See attached poster 
Monday 14 March 6.30 pm Drama & Comedy in the Kubo Family!
Osaka Hamlet / 108 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers Note: Violence & Coarse Language
Director: Fujiro Mitsuishi / Cast: Keiko Matsuzaka, Ittoku Kishibe, Naoyuki Morita, Kanpei Hazama,
Fusako Kubo is suddenly widowed and left with 3 sons. A mysterious man appears, claiming to be her late husband’s young brother, and moves in. How do the 3 boys cope?
Tuesday 15 March 6.30 pm Real & Virtual Action Anime!
Summer Wars / 109 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers Note: Contains Violence
Director: Mamoru Hosoda / Cast Voices: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura,
Kenji has a summer job programming for a company behind a huge online world called Oz. Natsuki, a very popular girl, invites him to go to Ueda City in Nagano for the 90th birthday of her grandmother, matriarch of the Jinnouchi clan.
Wednesday 15 March 6.30 pm Intimate & Poignant View of a Family’s Relationships!
Still Walking / 114 minutes
G Suitable for General Audiences
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda / Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsuhara, Kirin Kiki, Yoshio Harada
A brother and sister and their families visit their elderly parents on the 15th anniversary of their brother Junpei’s death from drowning while saving another boy.
 
Japanese Film Festival
VENUE: Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands
Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road, Christchurch
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
ADMISSION FREE
NO BOOKINGS
Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 30 minutes prior to screening time on first come first served basis.
See attached poster
Monday 5 October 6.30 pm
Wood Job ウッジョブ 神去なあなあ日常

2014 / 116 minutes / PG Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Cast: Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, Nana Seino, Hideaki Ito

Tuesday 6 October 6.30 pm
The God of Ramen ラーメンより大切なもの 

2013 / 90 minutes / G Suitable for General Audiences
Director: Takashi Innami
Cast: Shosuke Tanihara, Kazuo Yamagishi

Wednesday 7 October 6.30 pm
Thermae Romae テルマエ・ロマエ

2012 / 108 minutes / M Suitable for mature audience 16 years and over Note: Violence & nudity
Director: Hideki Takeuchi
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura, Riki Takeuchi

Thursday 8 October 6.30 pm
The Wind Rises 風たちぬ
2014 / 126 minutes / PG Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers
Director: Hayao Miyazaki 
Cast Voices: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto
 
TOHOKU –Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers - April 2015
The Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch, CPIT and The Japan Foundation have pleasure in presenting this traveling exhibition of photographs, curated by Kotaro Iizawa, a leading photography critic. These photographs aim to enhance understanding of the culture, climate and life in the Tohoku region.
Please take this opportunity to view these wonderful photographs yourself and tell your family and friends.
Thursday 30 April – Saturday 23 April 2015
Place: ARTBOX, corner of St Asaph & Madras Street, Christchurch
ARTBOX is a CPIT-led collaboration to provide temporary exhibition and retail space for the Christchurch arts community, post-earthquake.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Saturday 12 noon – 4.00 pm
See attached poster
 
JAPANESE FILM SHOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Thu 26 September The Boy and The Beast
  • Thu 24 October Lupin the Third
  • Tue 19 November Recall
  • Wed 20 November Born Bone Born
  • Thu 21 November Room Laundering
  • Fri 22 November Her Sketchbook
  • Mon 9 December The Wind Rises
    • Enjoy the art of Japan: calligraphy, bonsai, ikebana, paintings and more.
    • Japanese music; Japanese Drums “TAKUMI“, Japanese Choir, Japanese Instruments “Koyu-kai” and New Year’s Eve Music Event “Kouhaku Uta Gassen”
    • Special guests “SHOWKO” Ventriloquist Rakugo Performer
    • The winter Haunted House
    • Participate in the Tea Ceremony
    • Japan National Tourist Association Sydney Branch Office with “Visit Japan” display
    • Approximately 30 Food Stalls “Yatai” with Japanese delicacies including sushi, dango, croquets, ramen, karaage, curry, yakisoba, and many more. Hot & cold drinks
  • Monday 2 March ~ Wednesday 4 March 2015
    VENUE: Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands, Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road

    All films in Japanese with English subtitles
     
    * Monday 2 March 2015 6.15 pm
    Howl's Moving Castle ハウルの動く城 2004 / 119 mins / PG
    Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers. NOTE: Some scenes may scare very young children
    Director: Hayao MIYAZAKI
    Cast Voices: Chieko BAISHO as Sophie, Takuya KIMURA as Howl, Akihiro MIWA as Witch of the Waste
    Anime Master Hayao Miyazaki’s winner of the Osella Award at Venice International Film Festival!

    * Tuesday 3 March 2015 6:15 pm
    ROBO-G ロボジー 2012 / 111 mins / PG
    Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers. NOTE: Coarse Language
    Director: Shinobu YAGUCHI
    Cast: Shinjiro IGARASHI (Mickey Curtis) as Shigemitsu Suzuki, Yuriko YOSHITAKA as Yoko Sasaki, Gaku HAMADA as Hiroki Kobayashi
    From the unique viewpoint and excellent comedic feel of the writer-director of Happy Flight and Water Boys!

    Wednesday 4 March 2015 6:15 pm
    ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3 ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 '64 2012 / 142 mins / PG
    Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers NOTE: Violence & coarse language
    Director: Takashi YAMAZAKI
    Cast: Hidetaka YOSHIOKA as Ryunosuke Chagawa, Shinichi TSUTSUMI as Norifumi Suzuki, Koyuki as Hiromi Chagawa
    Downtown Tokyo in Showa Year 39 (1964) is the stage for instalment 3 of this popular series woven into a fabric made from the tears and laughter of the neighbourhood!
    ADMISSION FREE - NO BOOKINGS
    Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 30 minutes prior to screening time on first come first served basis
    See attached poster
     
    CANTERBURY JAPAN DAY 2015 JAPANESE AUTUMN

    Sunday 1 March 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at Riccarton Park 165 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
    The Japanese Society of Canterbury with local businesses and sponsors and support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
     
    • - Admire the beauty of Koyo (colourful autumn leaves) everywhere
    • - Enjoy the Autumn of Art: calligraphy, bonsai, ikebana, paintings, music
    • - Major Attraction: “Theatre of Princess Kaguya”
    • - Learn Kitsuke Obimai (Putting on kimono & tying obi to musical accompaniment)
    • - Participate in the Tea Ceremony
    • - Japan National Tourist Association Sydney Branch Office with “Visit Japan” display
    • - Approximately 50 Food Stalls “Yatai” with Japanese delicacies including sushi, dango, croquets, ramen, karaage, curry, yakisoba, and many more. Hot & cold drinks
    • - Performances by Garden City Big Band, Japanese Drums “Takumi”, Canterbury Japanese Choir, Japanese Instruments “Koyu-kai”, Individuals & Bands.
    Click for details
     
    JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 

    Monday 22 September ~ Friday 26 September 2014
    VENUE: Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands, Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road
    All film in Japanese with English subtitles
    Monday 22 September 2014 6.00 pm
    Casting Blossoms to the Sky 2012 / 160 mins / M (Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over)
    Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
    Cast: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Masahiro Takashima, Natsuki Harada, Minami Inomata, Shiho Fujimura
    Tuesday 23 September 2014 6.30 pm
    Leaving on the 15th Spring 2013 / 114 mins / G (Suitable for General Audiences)
    Director: Yasuhiro Yoshida
    Cast: Ayaka Miyoshi, Shinobu Otake, Kaoru Kobayashi, Saori Koide, Ryoko Tateishi
    Wednesday 24 September 2014 6.30 pm
    The Kirishima Thing 2012 / 103 mins / PG (Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers NOTE: Sexual References)
    Director: Daihachi Yoshida
    Cast: Ryonosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo, Masahiro Higashide, Kurumi Shimizu
    Thursday 25 September 2014 6.00 pm
    A Story of Yonosuke 2013 / 160 mins / PG (Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers NOTE: Sexual References)
    Director: Shuichi Okita
    Cast: Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Go Ayano, Ayumi Ito
    Friday 26 September 2014 6.30 pm
    Doraemon and the Little Dinosaur 2006 / 107 mins / PG (Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers NOTE: Some scenes may scare very young children)
    Director: Ayumu Watanabe
    Cast Voices: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Oohara, Yumi Kakazu, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Tomokazu Seki
    ADMISSION FREE on first come first served basis - NO BOOKINGS
    Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 30 minutes prior to screening time
    See attached poster
     
    HOW DID ARCHITECTS RESPOND IMMEDIATELY AFTER 3.11? The Great East Japan Earthquake

    An exhibition introducing various projects which architects initiated in the areas of emergency responses, temporary housing and reconstruction projects immediately after the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Each project is explained with drawings, models, photographs and related materials.
    Friday 29 August – Sunday 5 October 2014
    Daily 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
    At Canterbury Museum Level 3
    Admission Free
    .See attached poster
     
    GEORGE & NORIKO Musicians Extraordinaire!

    Melbourne-based duo George & Noriko bring their unique fusion of blues and Japanese shamisen music to Christchurch for one performance only
    Sunday 24 August 4.00 pm (Doors open 3.30 pm)
    Jack Mann Auditorium, UC College of Education, 25 Rutherglen Avenue (350 seats)
    No bookings. Free admission on first come first served basis. Complimentary tickets available at venue from 3.30 pm.
    See attached poster
     
    JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

    Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 February 2014
    At Hoyts Cinema 3 Northlands Mall
    Monday 24 February 6.30pm: KAMUI R16 2009 120 minutes
    Tuesday 25 February 6.30 pm: EVANGELION 2.22 YOU CAN(NOT) ADVANCE PG 2009 108 minutes
    Wednesday 26 February 5.00 pm & 8.00 pm: DORORO R13 2007 138 minutes
    All Films in Japanese with English subtitles. No bookings.
    Complimentary tickets available at venue each eventing 30 minutes prior to screening.
    See attached poster
     
    CANTERBURY JAPAN DAY 2014 JAPANESE SUMMER

    Sunday 23 February 2014 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at Riccarton Park 165 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

    Inside Exhibitions & Shows: Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Origami, Kimono, Summer Festival Theme Room, Okinawa Café, Haunted House “Obake-Yashiki”

    Outside Food Stalls “Yatai” mobile stalls: Sushi, Curry, Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Taiyaki, Wagashi & Dagashi and many foods & snacks enjoyed in Japan and now here in Christchurch

    Performances: Japanese Drums “Takumi”, Canterbury Japanese Choir, Japanese Instruments “Koyu-kai”, Individuals & Bands.
    See attached poster
     
    JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL - SPRING 「日本映画祭(春)」
    JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL - SPRING 「日本映画祭(春)」
    VENUE: Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands
    Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road

    Hayao Miyazaki Anime Duo
    宮崎駿アニメ2作品の連続上映!
    Monday 9 September 6.30 pm
    KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE  魔女の宅配便
    G 1989 103 minutes

    Tuesday 10 September 6.30 pm
    PRINCESS MONONOKE もののけ姫
    PG 1997 133 minutes
    Seijun Suzuki 1960s Special Trio
    鈴木清順監督(60年代作品)特集!
    Wednesday 11 September 6.30pm
    THE GUYS WHO PUT MONEY ON ME 俺に賭けた奴ら
    1962 91 minutes
    Thursday 12 September 6.30pm
    MILLION DOLLAR SMASH-AND GRAB 百万弗を叩き出せ
    1961 90 minutes
    Friday 13 September 6.30pm
    THE BREEZE ON THE RIDGE 峠を渡る若い風
    1961 85 minutes
    All film in Japanese with English subtitles
    FREE ADMISSION - NO BOOKINGS – Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 6.00 pm.
    Please download the flyer here.
     
    THE DOLLS OF JAPAN
    The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition Abroad “THE DOLLS OF JAPAN”
    University of Canterbury Central Library
    Monday 12 – Friday 30 August 2013

    A Rich culture of Japanese dolls including Hina Ningyo for Girls’ Festival, Gogatsu Ningyo for Boys’ Festival, dolls showing traditional theatre such as Noh, Bunraku and Kabuki, dolls of local areas made by craftsmen in traditional and contemporary types.
    Please download the flyer for the festival here.
     
    Canterbury Japan Day 2013 Theme “Japanese Spring”
    Japan: Kingdom of Characters
    Sunday 3 March 2013 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at Riccarton Park 165 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
    Inside Exhibitions & Shows: Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Ikebana, Pottery, Kimono Show, Opportunity to be photographed in kimono, Traditional Toys, Origami, etc
    Outside Food Stalls “Yatai” mobile stalls: Sushi, Curry, Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Taiyaki, Wagashi & Dagashi and many foods & snacks enjoyed in Japan and now here in Christchurch
    Stage Performances: Martial arts, Japanese Classical Dance, Dancing, Instrumental Groups, Individuals & Bands.
    Please download the Canterbury Japan Day 2013 poster here.
     
    Japanese Film Festival 2013
    JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
    VENUE: Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands
    Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road
    Monday 4 March 6.30 pm
    THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY  借りぐらしの アリエッテイ
    G 2010 94 minutes

    Tuesday 5 March 6.30 pm
    THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME 時をかける少女
    PG 2006 126 minutes
    Wednesday 6 March 6.30pm
    MAADADAYO まあだだよ
    PG 1993 134 minutes
    All film in Japanese with English subtitles
    FREE ADMISSION - NO BOOKINGS – Complimentary tickets available at venue each evening from 6.00 pm.
    For more information please download the Japanese Film Festival 2013 flyer here.
     
    “Japan: Kingdom of Characters” Exhibition from The Japan Foundation
    “Japan’s most popular characters that have triggered worldwide crazes from 1950s to 2000s. Featuring life-sized figures of Hello KittyNeon Genesis EvangelionMobile Suit Gundam and more, this exhibition will be accompanied with panels, film and character-related products allowing a window into the obsessive phenomenon of Japan’s world of characters. In particular anime and manga have become increasingly a topic of interest around the world, so the Japan Foundation responds and examines the impact of characters on Japanese society.” From Japan Foundation Sydney.
    Japan: Kingdom of Characters
    Wednesday 14 November – Saturday 1 December (official flyer)
    At Chambers@241, 241 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch
    Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11.00 am – 5.30pm and Saturday 10.00 am  - 2.00 pm