Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London is presenting a remarkable new production – Anjin: the Shogun and the English Samurai, which will be performed from 31 Jan 2013 – 9 Feb 2013. Japan Centre has a pair of tickets for one lucky winner to go and see the show!
Up for grabs we have ‘The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker’, directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story) and available on DVD from January 14th, as well as ‘The Woodsman & the Rain’ directed by Shuichi Okita, the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Film Festival and available on DVD from January 28th.
Both are really excellent Japanese films with great casts and high international acclaim. We have three copies of both films to give away to three competition winners. Check the details below to learn a bit more about the movies and how to enter.
Japan Centre has teamed up with 3A Entertainment to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to see Japanese rock guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei (Kill Bill and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas soundtracks) in a special one-off show at the Roundhouse, Camden on Tuesday 18th December 2012, doors 7pm.
To celebrate the UK DVD release of Mitsuko Delivers, the latest comedy from Japanese film director Yuya Ishii, Japan Centre is running a competition to give away 3 copies of Ishii’s quirky film Sawako Decides to three lucky winners!
The newest film from director Yuya Ishii, ‘Mitsuko Delivers’ comes out on DVD July 9th at all major online and high-street retailers.
This breathless new comedy tells the story of a woman (Riisa Naka, Summer Wars) who’s at a delicate juncture in life; alone, flat broke and to top it all nine-months pregnant. Her folks think she’s in California living the high life with her baby’s GI father. In fact she’s in Tokyo, searching for a purpose, and eventually finding one in the ramshackle working-class alley where she grew up… Mitsuko Delivers is original, fanciful and adventurous – quintessentially Japanese.
For more information about screenings make sure you check out Third Window Films.
How Can I Enter?
To enter and be in with a chance of winning a copy of this great film on DVD, all you have to do is leave a comment here, on our Toku Restaurant facebook post, or reply to our tweet telling us ‘What is the funniest Japanese comedy film or TV show you’ve seen?’
A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Friday, June 13th.
Good luck everyone and make sure you keep an eye out for the next Japan Centre competition!