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Fukuoka Day - Celebrating 30 Years of Sister City


Sat 3 Sep 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Concert Chamber, 303 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: NZJS

Celebrating 30 years of Sister City Relationship between Fukuoka (Japan) and Auckland (New Zealand).

Be sure to join in on this special day as we relish in the many layers of the mature relationship between the two cities, through art, culture, education, live performances, displays and workshops; each a door that connects our history to a boundless future. Including tea ceremony, origami and shodo, the programme is guaranteed to make for an exciting, engaging, inspiring and fun day!

Special guest Mirai Mizue will be joining us from Fukuoka, Japan. An innovative animation director, illustrator and designer who has been very active in international film festivals; not only will he be showcasing “The World of Mizue Mirai”, he will also be hosting a series of workshops and lectures at animation schools in Auckland.

Another centrepiece component of the event will be the Sister City Art Exhibition; a stimulating display of talent featuring artists from Fukuoka and other regions of Japan. Artists will personally be joining us from Japan, creating a valuable opportunity to mix and mingle; allowing creativity born from two cultures to reach new heights.

- Sister City Art Exhibition
- Live Art
- Origami Workshop
- Shodo (Brush-and-Ink Calligraphy) Workshop
- Sado (Tea Ceremony) Demonstration
- Haiku and Shodo Competition Display (Submitted works from High School Students from around New Zealand will be displayed)
- Travel Information
- Food Stalls

On stage:
- Animator Mirai Mizue will be collaborating live with a number of the onstage performances!
- Haere Mai Taiko (Taiko Drumming)
- Live Shodo (Brush-and-Ink Calligraphy)
- Ikebana Display (Flower Arranging)
- Shoutoku Mentaishi (Mascot Character from Fukuoka) and Kids Dance Show
- Piano and Flute
- Neiro (Traditional Japanese Instruments)
- Neo (Tsugaru Shamisen)
- Dance Collaboration with Mirai Mizue
- Sakuranokai Chorus

New Zealand-Japan Society of Auckland and The Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland have worked hard in preparation for the big day, which is possible thanks to funding from Foundation North, the Consulate-General of Japan and Auckland Council.

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