The Japanese Embassy and the Opera Theater are celebrating Japanese culture through the “Focus Japan” event which will be held from November 26 to 28, 2021 at the Cité de la Culture Chedli Klibi, in Tunis.
It is an invitation to the Tunisian public to discover Japanese culture in its many facets both in terms of its tangible and intangible heritage and that of its contemporary artistic expressions.
The concert of Munedaiko, an Italian-Japanese drum group, and the concert of Syamisen and Koto, traditional Japanese instruments, performed by Hideaki Tsuji and Mieko Miyazaki, with Tunisian musician Amina Srarfi, are the main events of the “Focus Japan”.
“Focus Japan” will also offer the Tunisian public workshops in origami (the art of folding paper) and ikebana (flower arrangement), a kendo show (martial arts), a round table on Japanese literature, a cinema Animeorchestra concert (accompanying the screening of the film «Demon Slayer») and several projections of Japanese films in partnership with the Tunisian Cinémathèque and the Maison du Roman. The public will also have the opportunity to taste dishes of Japanese cuisine throughout the Focus.
The public is also invited to discover the work of choreographer Yasutake Shimaji who will be the guest of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Tunis for a creation residency with the dancers of the Ballet.
“Focus Japan” is also intended as a foretaste of the upcoming Ticad 8 summit (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) that the Japanese government has been organizing since 1993, in cooperation with the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC) and which will take place in Tunisia in the year 2022.
On the sidelines of Ticad 8, a rich cultural program will be set up, announced the Japanese Embassy in the same press release.