Events that took place in 2019
Opening Ceremony of Japan Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition "Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s" (10.09.2019)
On 10. September, the opening of the Japan Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition "Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s" was held at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu. The exhibition was organized by the Embassy of Japan and the Museum of New Art in Pärnu in cooperation with the Japan Foundation.
The exhibition opening started with the welcome remarks by Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Japan Mr. Hajime Matsumura, Director of the museum Mr. Mark Soosaar and the Mayor of Pärnu Mr. Romek Kosenkranius and the ribbon cutting ceremony by Mr. Matsumura and Mr. Kosenkranius.
To celebrate the event, a reception was held, where guests, among whom the members of Estonian Association of Architects could share their thoughts on the exhibition and about Japanese culture.
Please come and see the exhibition at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu from Monday to Sunday at 9-19 until 13.October.
Japan Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition "Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s" to openThe Embassy of Japan in cooperation with Museum of New Art in Pärnu and Japan Foundation, are very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s Travelling exhibition – “Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s” – will take place from 10. September until 13. October 2019 at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu.
This exhibition takes a fresh look at circumstances of cities and urbanization. Various experimental ideas on the city are presented by using a combination of diverse media—from architectural scale models to photographs, along with other audio-visuals.
The rapid urbanization has caused drastic changes to cities. Modern urban planning had been less effective to overcome urban problems like traffic congestion, pollution, housing shortages in large-scale cities caused by modernization. Megacities like Tokyo are at the forefront of this problem. By taking Tokyo as an example in 1960s Japanese architects put forward ambitious urban projects that have played an important role in the urban planning.
The Museum of New Art:
10 Esplanaadi St.80010 Pärnu
Daily 9am - 7pm
Photo credit (from left):
A Plan for Tokyo-1960, Kenzo Tange, photo: Osamu Murai
Cities in the Air_1 Arata Isozaki, Cities in the Air (shizuoka version), 1960; photo: Osamu Murai
Tower Shape Community, Kiyonori Kikutake; photo: Takashi Ohtaka
A five-member ensemble Sakura Komachi uses traditional Japanese instruments such as koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and wadaiko drums.
The concerts of Sakura Komachi are organized by Estonian Record Productions (ERP) in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.
1 Concert in Põlva
(1) Date and Time: 8. June 19:00-20:00
(2) Place: Põlva Culture Center
(3) Tickets: available on the website of Piletilevi
2 Concert in Tallinn
(1) Date and Time: 9. June 18:00-19:00
(2) Place: Tallinn Town Hall
(3) Tickets: available on the website of Piletilevi
The film was produced by CC&C - Louis Vaudeville, Arte France and NHK.
The trailer and the synopsis can be found on the homepage of CC&C:
13th Japanese Animation Film Festival “JAFF”, organized by NPO Otaku in cooperation with Japan Foundation, takes place from 12. April until 22. April in Tallinn.
During the festival around 20 films will be shown. The films are on many different topics like artificial intelligence, time-travel and about characters like Godzilla or people, who stop aging. On 12. April at 17:30, JAFF will be opened with the screening of FLAVORS OF YOUTH.
Please see the information about the films and details about the Artis cinema (Estonia pst. 9) below.
Programme of Artis Cinema (in English): https://www.kino.ee/eng/Movies/ComingSoon
Film list of JAFF (in Estonian): https://www.kino.ee/Events/13JAFF
On 15. March at 20:00 on ETV2 channel “Hasekura, a samurai at the Vatican” (fiction-documentary, 2018) will be screened. The film is in English with Estonian subtitles (partly with English subtitles).
“Hasekura, a samurai at the Vatican” will be broadcasted in Estonia with the support of the Japan Foundation, ETV2 and in cooperation of the Embassy of Japan in Estonia.
The documentary is about an expedition led by the samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga and the Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo from Japan to Europe.
Please see more information and the trailer on the homepage of one of the producers Terranoa on the below link.
Introduction and trailer of “Hasekura, a samurai at the Vatican” can be found on the homepage of Terranoa: http://www.terranoa.com/product/product.php?code=2299
On that occasion, the Embassy will arrange manga and shodō workshops, which will take place on Saturday, 9. February at Tourest 2019 as following schedule:
11:00 – 11:50 Calligraphy Workshop I (Hiroyuki Sonobe) *
12:00 – 12:45 Calligraphy Workshop II (Hiroyuki Sonobe) *
13:00 – 13:45 Manga Workshop for Children (in Estonian and Russian) (Galina Zaitseva)*
14:00 – 14:45 Manga Workshop for Youth and Adults (in Estonian and Russian) (Galina Zaitseva)*
*Manga and calligraphy workshops taking place at Traveller´s Corner are with pre-registration only! Please send your full name, phone number and workshop time of your preference to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 7, 16:00.
Additionally, the activities at the stand H6 will be held according to the timetable below:
Saturday, 9. February
10:00-10:45 Ikebana Demonstration (Ingrid Allik)
11:00-11:45 Sushi Workshop for Children (Maria Lilje, Sushimon)
12:00-12:20 Sushi Demonstration (Maria Lilje, Sushimon)
12:30-14:30 Japanese Board Games (Kevin Kallikorm, Japanese Culture Club Asashio)
15:00-15:50 Travel Advise for Visitors about Japan (Kaia Jallai, Japanese Culture Club Asashio)
16:00-16:30 Japanese language class for children (Natalia Orshanskaya, JEL School)
Sunday, 10. February
10:00-12:00 Japanese Board Games (Japanese Culture Club Asashio)
10:00-11:30 Origami Workshop (Natalia Orshanskaya, JEL School)
12:00-12:30 Sushi Workshop for Children (Maria Lilje, Sushimon)
13:00-14:00 Origami and Making Friendship Cards (Natalia Orshanskaya, JEL School)
Entrance to the Tourest 2018 at Estonian Fairs’ exhibition centre is free of charge, when you show the voucher at the ticket gate:
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