Experience Japan at CLL's Japanese Cultural Days

Event Date(s): 13/11/2009 - 14/11/2009

Location: Centre for Language Learning (CLL), UWI

Join the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) in its Japanese Cultural Days celebrations on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November, 2009. Activities will include displays, live demonstrations, workshops and film screenings.

Cost:   FREE!

Workshop Schedule:

Friday 13th November - 12 pm-7 pm

Sushi: 2:30 pm

Origami: 5 pm


Saturday 14th November - 10 am-5 pm

Furoshiki: 1:30 pm

Origami: 11 am

Sushi: 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm


Movie Schedule:

Friday 13th Nov

Twilight Samurai: 12 pm-2:30 pm - It follows the life of Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai employed as a bureaucrat. Poor, but not destitute, he still manages to lead a content and happy life with his daughters and senile mother. Sadly, through an unfortunate turn of events, the turbulent times conspire against him

Porco Rosso: 12 pm-2:30 pm - An Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. The man has been cursed, and has been transformed into a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso."                                     

Shall we Dance?: 3 pm-5 pm - Shohei Sugiyama is an accountant who spots a beautiful Japanese woman in a dance studio window. Hoping to get closer to her, even though he's married and has a child, he signs up for dance lessons in secret, and slowly begins to fall in love with the art form itself.                                                      

My Neighbour Totoro: 3 pm-5 pm - A 1988 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film follows the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan.

Throne of Blood: 5 pm-7 pm - A 1957 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, which transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth to feudal Japan. It is regarded as one of Kurosawa's best films, and by many critics as one of the best film adaptations of Macbeth, despite having almost none of the play's script.

Spirited Away5 pm-7 pm - A sullen ten-year-old girl in the middle of her family's move to a new town (presumably the countryside) and her adventures in a world of spirits and monsters.


Saturday 14th Nov. 2009- CLL, UWI

Hula Girls: 10 am-1:30 pm - Based on the real-life event of how a group of enthusiastic girls take on hula dancing to save their small mining village, Iwaki, helping the formation of Joban Hawaiian Center (now known as Spa Resort Hawaiians), which was later to become one of Japan's most popular theme parks.

Howl’s Moving Castle: 2 pm-3:30 pm - A 2004 Japanese Animated film, Sophie is an average teenage girl who finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl.   

Bleach: Fade to Black Kimi No Na O Yobu: 3:30pm-5 pm - A mysterious reiatsu (spiritual particle) explosion occurs in the center of Seireitei in Soul Society, causing it to be destroyed. Upon reaching Seireitei, Ichigo is set upon and attacked by shinigamis, once allies, who have no memory of him and Rukia. Now alone and on the run, Ichigo must find the missing Rukia and uncover the cause of the mysterious incident before it's too late.                 



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