20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist.Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman.

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November 5, 2018
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20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist. Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman.

21–22 November, 2018 at Meiji-Kinenkan, Tokyo

Organised by:
The Finnish Institute in Japan

Supported by:
Moomin Monogatari Ltd.

Tove Jansson.
© Moomin Characters™

The Moomin books are widely known in Japan, but who was the woman behind them? This conference will focus on the character of the multitalented Finnish artist Tove Jansson, especially her creativity, identity and womanhood, thus giving new perspectives on her life and art.

The presentations will be held in English and Japanese (there will an interpreter). The Institute’s 20th anniversary reception with a Moomin related music performance will be held after the first conference day on November 21 at 6pm.

Free admission, advance registration required. The first-arrived 200 applications will receive a special anniversary gift from the Institute.

Online registration (link below) ends on November 16, 2018.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: English / Japanese

【PROGRAMME】
(download programme in PDF format / download programme & abstracts in PDF format)

 

DAY 1 / NOVEMBER 21, 2018, 9:15-20:00


Moderator: Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of the Finnish Institute in Japan
9:15 Registration

10:00 Welcome
Anna-Maria Wiljanen
10:15 Greetings
Sophia Jansson, Moomin Characters Ltd.
10:30 Opening of the Conference
Mr. Pekka Orpana, Ambassador of Finland

10:50 KEY NOTE 1
Boel Westin, University of Stockholm

12:00 LUNCH

13:00 SESSION 1
Moderator: Anna Maria Wiljanen

13:05 Tove Jansson as a visual artist.
Miki Tokoyoda
13:35 A woman’s road: Tove Jansson from comics to cartoons and back to comics.
Juhani Tolvanen
14:05 Tove Jansson and Matisse.
Azu Kubota

14:35 BREAK

15:05 SESSION 2
Moderator: Boel Westin

15:10 KEY NOTE 2
Sirke Happonen, University of Helsinki

16:20 The Return of the Groke. A modern horror story in the wake of Tove Jansson.
Bengt Lundgren, Södertörn Högskola
16:50 Tove Jansson and Japan.
Eija Niskanen
17:20 World in few millimeters: how Tove Jansson described the fears and the hopes of common people in his political cartoons for Finnish Garm during the World War II.
Ville Hänninen

18:00 RECEPTION WITH A TOVE JANSSON RELATED PERFORMANCE

20:00 END OF THE DAY

 

DAY 2 / NOVEMBER 22, 2018, 10:00-17:00


Moderator: Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of the Finnish Institute in Japan

10:00 Welcome

Anna-Maria Wiljanen

10:05 KEY NOTE 3
K.A. Laity, College of Saint Rose (New York)

11:15 Solitary and nature.
Hiroko Yokokawa
11:45 The Importance of landscape in Tove Jansson’s art.
Satsuki Uchiyama

12:15 LUNCH

Moderator: Boel Westin

13:15 Moomin characters of Our Lives. Which Moomin Character Are You? (or Realise You Have been)?
Sirke Happonen
13:45 Muminalism.
Björn Sundmark
14:15 The Moomin Books by Tove Jansson from a perspective of multiple address.
Hanna Dymel-Trzebiatowska

14:45 BREAK

Moderator: Anna-Maria Wiljanen

15:15 Tove Jansson and the artistic inspiration at Klovharu.

Michiyo Okabe
15:45 Tove Jansson -the lyricist.
Emma Klingenberg

16:15 CLOSING REMARKS

Anna-Maria Wiljanen

※Contents and schedule may be subject to changes.

 

【CONFERENCE DETAILS】

Tove Jansson: Visual Artist. Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman.
– 20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan

Date: November 21–22, 2018
Venue: Meiji-Kinenkan, Tokyo, Japan

  • Free admission, advance registration required
  • The first-arrived 200 applications will get a special anniversary gift from the Institute