The Japan Foundation cordially invites everyone to come and meet our new Director General and also bid farewell to current Director General on August 22, 2015. Rather than having a usual formal event, we would like to throw a cultural festival cum party on this occasion. Hence, 12-in-1 that is 12 cultural events in 1 single day.

Come visit us and enjoy all 12 cultural events (if not all, at least one). Each of these events will be preceded by a brief introduction by our new and current Director Generals.


Date     :  22nd August, 2015
Time    : 10:30 onwards
Venue  : The Japan Foundation, New Delhi


The schedule is as follows:

1. Origami Workshop

Time: 10:30 ~ 12:00
Venue: The Rabindranath Tagore Hall (GF)

Learn the famous art of paper folding techniques, by Origami Oritai Members. Open for all – kids and adults.


2.  Tsutsumu Demonstration

Time: 10:30 ~ 11:30
Venue: Ritsumeikan Classroom (2F)

A lecture and demonstration of Furoshiki – Japanese Style of wrapping, using cloth. Learn a practical skill that is handy in daily life.


3. Manga Lecture

Time: 11:30 ~ 12:30
Venue: Tenshin Okakura Gallery (Basement)
“Subete no manga wa Nihon ni Tzuku | All Manga leads to Japan”- an interesting take on Japanese style of Comic Art, by our current Director General, Mr. Katsuma Doi.


4. Japanese Food Tasting

Time: 12:30 ~ 13:30
Venue: The Rabindranath Tagore Hall (GF)
Experience the flavour of different dishes of Japanese Cuisines- Okonomiyaki, Omurice etc. Please keep in mind, it’s Food TASTING!


5. Film Screening – “Moving”

Time: 14:00 ~ 16:00
Venue: The Rabindranath Tagore Hall (GF)
Enjoy the Japanese Cinema with English Subtitles. This film was also screened at 1993 Cannes Film Festival. The film showcases feelings of a girl, facing changes in her parents’ relationship.


6. Japanese Toys

Time: 15:00 ~ 16:30
Venue: Tenshin Okakura Gallery (Basement)
Let’s play with Traditional Japanese Toys- for kids as well as adults!


7. Chat Room |Theme – “Anime & Manga”

Time: 15:30 ~ 17:00
Venue: Ritsumeikan Classroom (2F)

Registrations to this event are closed. Final participants will be confirmed over email.

It is a window for Japanese language students to practice conversing in Japanese language, with a Japanese native, on a particular theme. 


8. Piano Recital by Ms. Chisato Murakami

Time: 17:00 ~ 18:00
Venue: The Rabindranath Tagore Hall (GF)
Ms. Murakami, famous in Japanese Language Education, will perform. At the end of the program, you are welcome to sing a Japanese song together!


9. My Trip To Japan by Ms. Mollika Chattopadhyay

Time: 17:00 ~ 17:30
Venue: Ritsumeikan Classroom (2F)
Ms. Mollika went to Japan last month, on a 15-day program of JF. She will share her experiences in ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’.


10. Yukata Wearing

Time: 17:45 ~ 18:15
Venue: Ritsumeikan Classroom (2F)
Dress up in traditional Japanese dress- Yukata for the rest of the evening! The only condition is that you have to participate in last event of the evening, Bon Odori.


11. Karaoke

Time: 18:30 ~ 20:00
Venue: The Rabindranath Tagore Hall (GF)
Sing to your heart’s content! You can choose from the songs in Hindi, English & Japanese.


12. Bon-Odori

Time: 18:15 ~ 20:15
Venue: Front premises
Enjoy some Japanese traditional dance styles and perform with us! Enjoy delicious refreshments alongside.



  • Entry for all events is free (‘Chat Room’ event requires prior free registration).
  • Participation in all the above events is on ‘first come first served’ basis only.


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