T/F this year aims
to embrace fellow Asian
theatre acts – great!!
An annual theatre festival in Tokyo called Festival/Tokyo is hosting theatre works this year from both Japan and across Asia. Good look to them!!
Elsewhere in the world of Japanese culture, one of Japan`s most famous designers, Issey Miyake, is pushing for a national design museum. I`m surprised they don`t have one by now – which also surprises Miyake and other folks concerned with not just fashion but art and so on – but alas that is true. I hope they succeed. I`ll definitely pop along when it`s opened. I`ve only been to one museum in Tokyo which was the Tokyo Edo museum. Quite an interesting place. Of course I`ve been to others in other parts of Japan, but only that one in Tokyo. It`s right by the national sumo stadium actually and when I was there, sumo was under the national spotlight for corruption so there were television cameras everywhere outside. Very exciting.
I watched Grave of the Fireflies last night. Great film which I`ve seen before but due to having no subtitles that first time I decided I`d watch it again another time with subtitles. The subtitles help a good bit. It`s such a great film, about the effects of war on two siblings and also how it turns people bad (their relative). I can`t believe I never thought of that when compiling my list of recommended Japanese films. Anyway, I`ll add it to that page now.