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September 2014

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22nd September to 2nd October
Monday to Thursday
Works by Japanese manga artist and illustrator Yoshitoshi Abe will be on display at the NZSE's School of Design ahead of his apperance at the Overload Expo 2014. (His work will also be on display at this event.)Art exhibition reception - 2 OctoberFrom 5.30pm-8pm you can meet the artist...
It's the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival - a celebration of Japanese culture, music, food and the 38 year-old relationship between Nelson and its sister city Miyazu.Bring a picnic, enjoy the on-site food stalls or simply relax under the beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) trees.Programme11.30am...
20th September to 21st September
Saturday to Sunday
The Japanese tea ceremony is called chanoyu, sado or simply ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographed ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called matcha together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring...
9th September to 13th September
Tuesday to Saturday
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is proud to host the Japan Foundation's presentation of the 2014 Japanese Film Festival, with six films highlighting the endurance and charm of the human spirit.The Japanese Film Festival is presented by the Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Embassy of...