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Japan: Kingdom of Characters Exhibition


Mon 29 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue 30 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 31 Oct 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 1 Nov 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 2 Nov 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

In recent years, a subculture related to Japanese anime has rapidly attracted world-wide attention. To make the most of this trend, the Japan Foundation has organised this travelling exhibition called "Japan: Kingdom of Characters" which examines characters as one radical aspect of this subculture.

What exactly is a character? Why are they so popular? What kind of society do these characters reflect and what kind of influence do they exert on that society? And finally, where is Japanese character culture headed? In this exhibition, as we introduce the intimate relationship between characters and Japanese people, we hope that the visitors will gain a better understanding of the cultural and historical background behind the love of characters as well as the future of characters in contemporary Japan.

Held in Te Ara Hihiko, Creative Arts Building, Massey University
Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturdays
Closed Sundays and October 22 (Labour day)

Organised by the Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan and Massey University, College of Creative Arts.

For more information contact:
Tel: (04)472-7807

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