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Japan Cultural Expo: Ride Your Wave

Hosted by the Consul of the Johannesburg Book and Film Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 07 Mar 11:30 - 13:00

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This weekend, from 06 March to 08 March, the Embassy of Japan is holding a Japanese Cultural Expo @ the Protected content . This event is open to the public for free, & involves learning about the Japanese language, food, martial arts such as Karate & Judo, as well as cosplay & Japanese dance.

It'll also involve the screening of the animation film Ride Your Wave:

"From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato's sudden reappearance?"

Come & watch the screening of the film, and stay for all the other interesting & education cultural events & showcases.

The event is free, & the Expo runs 10:00 to 16:00 from Friday to Sunday.