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Summer Explorers! 2 - Japanese Anime Screenings
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Summer Explorers! 2 - Japanese Anime Screenings   org

Following the popularity of last year’s Summer Explorers,
we have come back with many more anime films to brighten your summer days!

Part One: Saturday, 30 July: BAFTA - 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

11:00am: Hanakappa: Adventure in the Butterfly Kingdom
Hanakappa discovers that his and his friends’ mothers have all been kidnapped and sets off on a journey to the “Butterfly Kingdom” to rescue them.
Recommended for ages 8+ (English subtitles), (Kazumi Nonaka, 2013, 60min)

12:30pm: Princess Arete (featuring intro by Helen McCarthy)
Kept in a castle by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world go by. One day a wizard offers to marry her and take her away - will Princess Arete finally be free?
Recommended for ages 8+ (English subtitles) (Sunao Katabuchi, 2001, 105min)

3:00pm: Tamako Love Story (FULLY BOOKED!)
A light-hearted depiction of the ordinary but fun life of Tamako, the daughter of a mochi (Japanese rice cake) shop owner, and her blossoming romance with a childhood friend, Mochizo.
Recommended for ages 12+ (English subtitles) (Naoko Yamada, 2014, 83min)

Part Two: Saturday, 6 August 2016: Rich Mix - 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA 

12:45pm: After School Midnighters
Kunstlijk, a school's anatomical model who comes to life at night, plots a plan for revenge after three naughty students decide to vandalise and dress him up in silly clothes.
Classification: PG. (English subtitles) (Hitoshi Takekiyo, 2012, 95min)

2:40pm: Mind Game (FULLY BOOKED!)
A typical love story it may seem, but things take a strange turn when wannabe cartoonist Nishi, who is given a second chance at life, is reunited with his high school crush, Myon.
Recommended for ages 18+ (English subtitles)  (Masaaki Yuasa, 2004, 103min)

Date: 30 July 2016 - 6 August 2016

These screenings are free to attend but booking is essential.
To book a place via Google Forms, please visit the following links:

  Booking for Part One
Sat 30 July - BAFTA, London
  Booking for Part Two
Sat 6 August – Rich Mix, London
  To download the flyer, the please click here.  

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Japan Foundation at Japan Matsuri 2016   org

Japan Foundation will be exhibiting at Japan Matsuri, London's annual festival of Japanese culture. Come to our stand to try our Japan Quiz, get information about learning more Japanese language and culture, or just to say "konnichiwa!"

For more information, please go to the Japan Matsuri website.

Date: 25 September 2016 from 10.00am to 8.00pm

Trafalgar Square, London

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Koki Tanaka: Liverpool Biennial 2016   JPsupported

Koki Tanaka is an artist based in Los Angeles and Kyoto whose diverse practice spans video, photography, site-specific installation and interventional projects. For his Liverpool Biennial 2016 commission, Tanaka will revisit the scene of a huge protest in Liverpool in 1985. Tanaka’s work as a result of this project will be on display at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Date: 9 July 2016 - 16 October 2016

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
More details:

For more information, please click here.

Image: Koki Tanaka, A Behavioral Statement (or, An Unconscious Protest), 2012. Photo courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Aoyama. (Image is of a previous work by Tanaka.)

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