As every year, our cultural program invites you to experience Japanese culture with all your senses. With our main feature “Sounds”, NIPPON CULTURE takes you on a journey into the acoustic worlds of Japan. Atmospheric sound installations, entertaining radio plays, a koto concert, energetic taiko rhythms and a concert with a silent movie will inspire new discoveries. Live feeds from film makers and the nightlife of Tokyo will turn the festival center into a forum of virtual encounters, thus offering an intense intercultural exchange. Interaction of another sort awaits you with the revival of “Late Lounge”, the cult TV-program, featuring Roberto Cappelluti and Jörg Buttgereit. What’s more, Nippon Culture gives you various opportunities to test yourself: starting with our butoh workshop of international fame, continuing with a very special incense ceremony or a cooking workshop. Our cultural program is completed by an exhibit of contemporary Japanese video art as well as by lectures, interviews with film makers and, of course, the legendary festival parties.
body. space. time. – Japanese Video Art Exhibition
Butoh Dance Workshop (with Yuko KASEKI)
Cosplay: Kawaii, Cool and Out of the Ordinary? Photography Installation by Jiré E Gözen
Festival Party with Hito (Berlin) & Yogi (Tokyo/Frankfurt)
klimaelemente: Süssbittere Rezepturen / Sweet-Bitter Recipes(Dance performance after the novel „Kitchen“ by Banana YOSHIMOTO)
Klangräume/ Spaces of Sound. Shinjuku Radio Play Special. (AMATERASU IN SHINJUKU by Malte Jaspersen /
Klangmaterie / Sound Matter. Concert with Silent Movie (Composition: Tetsuya HORI; Film: Yukihiro IKUTANI)
Ko-Do, the way of scent. Japanese scent-ceremony with Dr. Margret Klockmann
Koto and Shakuhachi Concert (Koto: Miyoko OSHIMA, Shakuhachi: Tony Clark)
Late Lounge: Heimkino Reloaded (with Roberto Cappelluti und Jörg Buttgereit)
Lecture by Marco Pellitteri „Some Notes on Japanese National Identity in Recent Anime”
Lecture by Sharon Kinsella„Shojo Kakumei: Men Imagining a Girl Revolution"
“Mobile J” – Mobile Entertainment Technology in Japan. Lecture series organized by the Cultural Administration Group at the Department of Japanese Studies, Frankfurt University
Nippon on Stage: Concert with KUMISOLO – The Japanese Cheap Pop Queen!
Opening Lounge with Roberto Cappelluti (Frankfurt) and Jörg Buttgereit (Berlin)
Panel Discussion "What’s Up with the Women?"
Taiko-Workshop (with Liliana Bulic)
TOKYOTOTAL - Photography Exhibition (Fotography: Laura J Gerlach, Curator: Dagmar Kürschner)