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!
Director Sono’s films up for grabs
To mark the release of ‘Himizu’ [ヒミズ], the 68th Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Award-winning Japanese film in UK cinemas, Japan Centre is running a competition in conjunction with Third Windows Films for you to be in with a chance of winning two DVDs from Himizu master-director Sion Sono. We’ve got 2 sets of his 4-hour epic Love Exposure and chilling thriller Cold Fish up for grabs, for more information on how to enter please see below.
To celebrate the UK screening 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!
COMPETITION: Win a set of Japanese Films on DVD
This limited edition box set has been specially created to coincide with the UK release of his quirky comedy ‘Adrift in Tokyo’.
The ‘Miki Satoshi Collection’ set includes 3 of his hit best titles: ‘Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers’, ‘Instant Swamp’ and ‘Adrift in Tokyo’. All three are going straight to DVD and won’t be available to see at UK cinemas, so this is a great opportunity to see some fun Japanese films.
Hyper Japan is back again for another long weekend of amazing Japan-osity at the UK’s biggest J-culture party! Hyper Japan are so excited about this year’s event, they even forgot it’s usually held in the summer and instead are having the event from the 24th to 26th February 2012! Good news for us anyway, just means that that we can have some serious Japan related fun sooner than we thought!
Japan Centre also has a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner so you can enjoy all the awesomeness of the event for absolutely nothing, yatta! Continue reading for more details of Hyper Japan 2012 and how to enter the free ticket competition!
The Bee is the latest production at Soho Theatre in London from the legendary Japanese playwright Hideki Noda. Famous for bringing Japanese plays to a larger international audience, Noda’s work has a contemporary style with a unique Japanese touch, making this play a fantastic spectacle that is suitable for everyone!
Japan Centre has a pair of tickets to give away so you can see this show in London and experience Noda’s exciting world of Japanese theatre. Read on for more details of the play and how to win tickets!
There are loads of classic Japanese food items that you always see popping up in anime, manga and Japanese films. Some of these items such as Pocky and Ramune are so ingrained into Japanese pop culture that they are instantly recognisable by everyone. Oh, and they all taste pretty good too!
At Japan Centre, we created a special Japanese foot set containing some of our most popular and famous Japanese snacks. This week, we have one of these sets to give away to a lucky winner. Read on for the full details!