Japanese Culture: Hina Dolls Everyone is welcome to visit the Embassy of Japan’s exhibition of “Hina Dolls”. The dolls will be on display until Friday, 2 March 2018. Embassy Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 08:30am – 12:00noon; 1:30pm – 4:30pm Hina Dolls (Hina-ningy, 雛人形) are usually arranged on a five- or seven-tiered stand, covered with a red carpet. A traditional set of dolls can be very expensive. There are various grades for the different sets, and some full sets cost more than a 12,000BND. Some dolls have been handed down through families from generation to generation. A version with just the royal couple (i.e. only the Emperor and the Empress dolls) is very popular, because many Japanese people live in smaller houses nowadays. There is also a superstition that if one does not put away the Hina dolls soon after 3 March, the family’s daughter will get married late in life! #TheDollsFestivals #HinaDolls #雛人形 #japanemb_brunei
CHIHAYAFURU Part.2 (Chihayafuru Shimo no ku) Showing on 23 February 2018 at 7:30pm. (Free tickets will be distributed from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Arena Cineplex. ‘First-come, first-served’ basis.) Directed by KOIZUMI Nori Cast: HIROSE Suzu – AYASE Chihaya NOMURA Shuhei – MASHIMA Taichi Mackenyu – WATATA Arata Production Company: “Chihayafuru” Film Partners Film Festival, Award: 2016 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, World Fantastic Blue 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival Story: Hirose Suzu debuts in her first leading movie role as the heroine, Ayase Chihaya. Hirose has become the most sought after teen actress since her appearance in the hit films Our Little Sister and the Boy and The Beast. Directed by Kiozumi Nori of The Liar and His Lover. Chihaya (Hirose), Taichi (Nomura Shuhei) and Arata (Mackenyu) are childhood friends, bound by their passion for “competitive karuta (Japanese traditional playing cards).” Chihaya and Taichi are reunited in high school, and together, they from the “Competitive Karuta Club” to train and compete in the national championship.
HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER (Yu o wakasu hodo no atsui ai) Showing on 22 February 2018 at 7:30pm. (Free tickets will be distributed from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Arena Cineplex. ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.) Directed by NAKANO Ryota Cast: MIYAZAWA Rie – SACHINO Futaba SUGISAKI Hana – SACHINO Azumi ODAGIRI Joe – SACHINO Kazuhiro Production Company: THE KLOCKWORX, TV TOKYO, Hakuhodo DY music & pictures, Pipeline, Hikari TV Film Festival, Award: 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan Now 2016 Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema 2016 Montreal World Film Festival, Focus on World Cinema Story: A family drama about the intense feelings of a dying mother with a bombshell ending that breaks heart. It is written and directed by up-and comer Nakano Ryota, who garnered attention with Capturing Dad. Futaba (Miyazawa Rie), whose husband suddenly left her one year ago, lives with her shy daughter, Azumi (Sugisaki Hana). When Futaba abruptly receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness, she aims to use the brief amount of time she has left to bring back her husband, restart the family’s shutdown bathhouse business, and set Azumi on the path to independence.
The Continuing Education and Training Division of IBTE (IBTE-CET), the Language Centre of UBD and the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, will co-organise the 31st Japanese Speech Contest on 3 March 2018. This year, a new category will be introduced for secondary, six-form and IBTE students to deliver a presentation on Japan in English. Please come and see the speeches at the 31st Japanese Speech Contest (admission is free)! #japanesespeechcontest