Tanabata! Japanese Book Sale & Movies

Saturday, July 6 
Sunday, July 7
12pm-6pm

Enjoy Tanabata Festival at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre!

The garden will be filled with kids’ activities! Write your wishes on a tanzaku paper to share with the Tanabata constellations. There will also be used books for sale in the lobby, and a film screening in the special events hall. Enjoy a summer weekend with movies, books, and of course, the Tanabata festival!

ガーデンでは子ども向けのアクティビティが満載!天の星々に願いを込めて短冊にお願いごとを書いてみませんか?またロビーにてブックセール、そしてイベントホールにて映画上映会も催行します。たなばた祭りを楽しみながら、ブックセールや映画で夏休みの週末をお過ごしください。

Tanabata (Japanese: たなばた or 七夕, meaning "Evening of the seventh"), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.

 


Let's celebrate the upcoming Tanabata Festival wearing a Yukata! A yukata is a casual summer kimono which is commonly worn at summer events and festivals! Bring in your Yukata set and get help to wear it onsite by the kimono professional, Satsuki-kai, or just come in already wearing it! Limited Yukata are available for rent onsite with a fee and also some Yukata will be for sale!

浴衣を着て七夕祭りを楽しみませんか?自前の浴衣一式をお持ちいただくと、当地で有名な日舞グループの彩月会による着付けをしていただくことができます。(ドネーション制)浴衣がない方にはレンタル、またご購入していただくこともできます。数に制限あり。
浴衣や甚平などでご来場いただいた方にはおいしいプレゼント!レセプションにてお声かけ下さい👘

Welcome to the Tanabata Kids Zone at the Nikkei Centre! The Nikkei Garden will turn into a colourful carnival filled with family-friendly games and activities!

All Access Pass Wristband to Tanabata Kids Zone ($10 in advance and $12 day of). Attendees can purchase individual game tickets on the day of the event for $1 each. All Access Pass also includes watching one movie (Okko's Inn or Mirai)!

一日券でキッズゾーンを楽しみましょう!(前売り券$10・当日券$12) 一日券で「若おかみは小学生!」か「未来のミライ」が観賞できます!一日券の当日のみの有効となります。

Kids Zone activities include:
Kendama | けん玉
Origami | 折り紙
Bowling | ボーリング
Bean Bag Toss | ビーンバッグトス
Ring Toss | 輪投げ
Balloon Twisting | バルーンツイスト
Tanabata Colouring | 七夕ぬりえ
Yo-Yo Fishing (one yo-yo per person) | サンリオヨーヨー釣り
Bouncy Castle (one time only) | バウンシーキャッスル

Free Tanabata area is open for everyone! You can enjoy "Make your own mini Tanabata kazari" at 3pm and 5pm on both days. Advance registration required in the Tanabata area on the day off. *limited to 10 children with an accompanying adult each time.

七夕コーナーは無料でお楽しみいただけます。ミニ七夕飾りクラフトは土曜日・日曜日の3時から5時。七夕コーナーにて当日の事前予約が必要です。各回10名のお子様まで。大人の方も一緒にご参加お願いします。


Movies | 映画上映スケジュール

Saturday, July 6 
Sunday, July 7

Doors 12:15pm | Movie 12:30pm

 

 

OKKO'S INN | 若おかみは小学生!

A FILM BY KITARO KOSAKA

JAPAN, 2018 / 94mins / PG

Single Film Tickets:

$6+GST NNMCC members
$8+GST non-members
$10+GST at the door

 

 

 

 

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that –despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.

小学6年のおっこ(織子おりこ)は、両親と車に乗っていて事故に巻まき込まれ、1人だけ生き残る。引き取ってくれた祖母が経営する花の湯温泉の旅館「春の屋」で、若おかみとして修業することに。ユーレイのウリ坊ぼうや美陽みよ、子鬼こおにの鈴鬼すずきら、おっこにしか見えない不思議ふしぎな仲間なかまたちと出会い、仲良くなる。鈴鬼が呼び寄よよせるクセのある客たちをもてなす中、おっこは失敗を重ねながらも、若おかみとして少しずつ成長していく。

主人公・おっこ(関織子)役に小林星蘭、ユーレイのウリ坊(立売誠)役に松田颯水、おっこのライバルである秋野真月役を水樹奈々が担当する。監督は『茄子 アンダルシアの夏』(03)から約15年ぶりの劇場公開作品となる高坂希太郎が務める。

Japanese Language with English subtitles

Saturday, July 6 
Sunday, July 7

Doors 2:15pm | Movie 2:30pm

 

 

MIRAI | 未来のミライ

A FILM BY MAMORU HOSODA

JAPAN, 2018 / 100mins / PG

Single Film Tickets:

$6+GST NNMCC members
$8+GST non-members
$10+GST at the door

 

 

 

 

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

Mirai has achieved a historic first time ever for a non-Studio Ghibli anime to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

「バケモノの子」「おおかみこどもの雨と雪」の細田守監督が手がけるオリジナルの長編劇場用アニメーション。甘えん坊の4歳の男の子くんちゃんと、未来からやってきた成長した妹ミライの2人が繰り広げる不思議な冒険を通して、さまざまな家族の愛のかたちを描いているストーリー。

アニメ声優初挑戦の上白石萌歌がくんちゃん、細田作品は3度目となる黒木華がミライの声を担当。両親役に星野源、麻生久美子、祖父母役に宮崎美子、役所広司。

Japanese Language with English subtitles

Saturday, July 6 

Doors 4:45pm | Movie 5:00pm

 

 

Shoplifters | 万引き家族

A FILM BY HIROKAZU KORE-EDA

JAPAN, 2018 / 121 min / R

Single Film Tickets:

$8+GST NNMCC members
$10+GST non-members
$12+GST at the door

 

 

 

 

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

The film premiered in 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it went on to win the Palme d'Or. Shoplifters was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

是枝裕和監督最新作! 家族を描き続けてきた名匠が、“家族を超えた絆”を描く衝撃の感動作。高層マンションの谷間にポツンと取り残された今にも壊れそうな平屋に、治と信代の夫婦、息子の祥太、信代の妹の亜紀の4人が転がり込んで暮らしている。彼らの目当ては、この家の持ち主である初枝の年金だ。足りない生活費は、万引きで稼いでいた。社会という海の底を這うような家族だが、なぜかいつも笑いが絶えず、互いに口は悪いが仲よく暮らしていた。 冬のある日、近隣の団地の廊下で震えていた幼い女の子を、見かねた治が家に連れ帰る。体中傷だらけの彼女の境遇を思いやり、信代は娘として育てることにする。だが、ある事件をきっかけに家族はバラバラに引き裂かれ、それぞれが抱える秘密と切なる願いが次々と明らかになっていく。

息子とともに万引きを繰り返す父親・治にリリー・フランキー、初枝役に樹木希林と是枝組常連のキャストに加え、信江役の安藤サクラ、信江の妹・亜紀役の松岡茉優らが是枝作品に初参加した注目の映画!

 

Japanese Language with English subtitles