THE FINNISH-SWEDISH WEEK IS HERE AGAIN!
The Finnish Institute in Japan is celebrating the Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo 2019! on November 4th-8th, 2019. This event is organized to tell about the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.
This year the theme is Creators & Creations with focus on identity, artistic creativity in music, design and fashion, but also on creativity in problem solving when talking about for instance climate change.
During the week we will present creators within different fields from both Finland and Japan! Design, fashion, music, books, blogs, startups, activism and identity – all creative work and connected to all of us! Come and be inspired!
MONDAY 4th of November
|PROUD OF HIS ROOTS – A TALK EVENT ON IDENTITY WITH FAMOUS TV PERSONALITY MARK LEVENGOOD
Talk with Mark Levengood, the famous TV personality and author about identity, the Finnish-Swedishness and how one should be proud of one’s roots.
|Photo: Stellan Herner||Time: Monday 4th of November, 18:00 – 20:00 (+ Reception)
Place: Spiral Room (Spiral 9F)
Register at: https://proudofhisroots.peatix.com
TUESDAY 5th of November
|HUMORGRUPPEN KAJ GOES TOKYO – MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND ARTIST TALK WITH FINNISH-SWEDISH COMEDY BAND HUMORGRUPPEN KAJ
Performing in Japan for the first time, Humorgruppen KAJ (consisting of Kevin, Axel and Jakob) treats the Japanese audience to an exclusive show! Combining comedy and music, KAJ writes all their songs in their local Finnish-Swedish dialect which makes the sound very unique.
|Photo: Eva Lingon||Time: Tuesday 5th of November, 19:00 – 21:00 (Doors 18:30)
Place: Harajuku Strobe cafe
Register at: https://kajgoestokyo.peatix.com
WEDNESDAY 6th of November
GREEN LIFESTYLE – EVERY DAY MATTERS FOR EVERYONE
Inspiring seminar on sustainability, climate change and environmentally friendly lifestyles such as zero waste! Participating is Finnish-Swedish blogger Julia Degerth, Ran Nomura who is behind @zerowaste.japan and Mariko McTier, Director of Social Innovation Japan. Check also the poster session about plastic waste in Japan made by a group of university students!
Time: Wednesday 6th of November, 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Embassy of Finland
Register at: https://greenlifestyle.peatix.com
|Julia Degerth is a Finnish blogger who inspire her readers to live a greener life. Her blog is called Grön i Åbo (www.groniabo.fi) and she writes in Swedish and English. Julia has also written a book “Min lilla gröna” about an environmentally friendly lifestyle.|
|Ran Nomura runs the popular instagram account @zerowaste.japan where she documents her transition towards a zero waste life and give tips to her readers on how to live more environmentally friendly.|
|Mariko McTier is Co-Founder and Director of Social Innovation Japan, Co-Founder of Japan’s first free water refill app, MyMizu, and an independent consultant focused on sustainability and circular economy projects.|
|Photos: Julia Degerth, Ran Nomura, Mariko McTier||
THURSDAY 7th of November
|THE FUTURE OF THE FASHION AND DESIGN INDUSTRY
Talk with fashion designers Carolina Forss and Wataru Tominaga about their work, sources of inspiration and the similarities between Finnish and Japanese design!
Time: Thursday 7th of November, 18:00 – 20:00 (+ Reception)
Place: Spiral Room (Spiral 9F)
Register at: https://futureoffashion.peatix.com
|Carolina Forss is a Finnish fashion designer with a love for 20th century fashion history combined with a modern focus. She holds a Master’s degree in Textile, Clothing and Fashion Design from Aalto University in Finland.|
|Photo: Emma Sarpaniemi|
Wataru Tominaga is a fashion designer and artist who has lived in Helsinki, Tokyo, Paris and London. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea Collage of Arts and received The Grand Jury Prize Première Vision at The 31th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
|Photo: Rene Habermacher|
FRIDAY 8th of November
|CRAYFISH PARTY (SOLD OUT)
It’s partytime! The last day of the Finnish-Swedish Week belongs traditionally to a crayfish party – which was sold out in half an hour! Thank you! An event filled with schnapps songs, funny decorations and – of course, crayfish!
|Photo: Elina Suominen||
Time: Friday 8th of November, 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Mace Sendagaya
All events are free of charge but registration is required.