Japan Day on May 29

The first Japan Day in 2021 will be held by the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with Tallinn Botanic Garden on May 29. There will be Manga(#漫画) and #Calligraphy(#書道) workshops, Japanese film screenings(#日本映画上映) and a tour on Japanese plants at Tallinn Botanic Garden.
11:00-13:00  Japanese Film Screening I, “Every Day A Good Day (日日是好日)“ *English subtitles
12:00-13:00  Walking tour on Japanese plants *conducted in Estonian
12:00-12:50  Manga Workshop I
13:30-14:20 Calligraphy Workshop I
14:30-15:20  Calligraphy Workshop II
15:00-17:00  Japanese Film Screening II “A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (武士の献立)“ *English subtitles
16:00-16:50  Manga Workshop II
Manga and Calligraphy Workshops will be conducted in Estonian (Russian is also available)
All events are with pre-registration due to the limited spots. Please send your full name, phone number and name of event if you wish to participate in workshops or film screening to culture@ti.mofa.go.jp by Tuesday, May 25.

*Unfortunately the tour is already booked.

Admission fee: regular ticket (https://botaanikaaed.ee/en/piletid)

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More information about the event:
* Walking tour on Japanese plants
Tour will take place in the Garden and in the Palm House. It is conducted by Urmas Laansoo.
*Japanese Film Screenings
Films will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The film screenings are held in coopertion with Japan Foundation

Every Day a Good Day portrays a tea ceremony master Takeda teaching two young women, what is tea ceremony about. Every Day a Good Day is an awarded Japanese film (Busan International Film Festival) with the famous actor Killn Kiki, who also played in the film “Shoplifters”.

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story tells a humorous story of a talented cook, maid Haru, who is asked by a respected clan to teach the heir the art of Japanese cooking. What started out as an obligation put on the maid, turns out to be a beginning of an adventure leading into a new path of her marrying into samurai family.

*Manga workshops
Educational officer of Film Museum Galina Zaitseva will teach what the main characteristics of manga are and how to draw a manga character yourself.
The workshops are suitable for beginner levels, mainly designed for children and youth, but also adults are welcome.
*Calligraphy workshops
Hetti Meltsas will teach an introductory Shodō (Japanese calligraphy) class. She has learned calligraphy in Japan and is the member of Japanese Cultural Society in Estonia.