November 11, 2020
J-Fest online festival goes live this weekend
This year’s J-Fest, the largest festival of contemporary Japanese culture in Russia, starts this Sunday, 15 November. As we wrote earlier, due to the coronavirus pandemic, hosting the festival in its traditional outdoor format proved impossible, and this year, for the first time in its history, J-Fest will take place online. Every day from 15 November to 5 December, one can enjoy a wide array of exciting events, and discover rich and diverse Japanese culture from the comfort of one’s home. Among them – lectures, film screenings, cooking, calligraphy and ikebana master classes, Japanese language lessons, theatre performances, concerts, cosplay competitions and much more. The detailed festival programme is available on j-fest.org and festival’s social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, VKontakte).
As part of the festival, the screening of four documentaries created with the support of the International Chodiev Foundation will be shown on 16 and 29 November:
‘Building trust: Russians in Japan’
‘Kubota kimonos: A History on Silk’
‘Hokkaido: Journey to the Northern Seas’ (PREMIER)
International Chodiev Foundation has been proudly supporting the festival since 2007, as part of its efforts to facilitate Russo-Japanese cultural exchanges.