Month: October 2020

Heli Blåfield’s Sauna People Photography Exhibition

A documentary look at Finnish modern-day sauna culture   Heli Blåfield documents Finnish modern-day sauna culture, and through it, Finnish everyday life and its rituals. Heli toured all 19 provinces of Finland from May 2017 to December 2018. Together with her brother, writer Ville Blåfield, they published a series of photo reportages, that eventually formed… Read more »

Finnish Swedish Week – traditions, food and fun – is here again!

  Finnish Swedish Week – traditions, food and fun – is here again! The popular Finnish Swedish week organized by the Finnish Institute in Japan is here again! This year the week is more versatile than ever before! Come and learn more about the Finnish Swedish design, young entrepreneurship, literature and songs! The week ends… Read more »

Reality & Fantasy – The World of Tom of Finland in Osaka

  After its debut in Tokyo, the first ever Tom of Finland exhibition in Japan continues to Osaka, where it will be on display in Parco Shinsaibashi from November 20th to December 7th. The exhibition features a selection of 30 historical works, ranging from 1946 to 1989, covering the artist’s entire professional career, and highlighting both… Read more »

European Literature Festival

  The European Literature Festival will be mainly on-line this year. The Finnish representative is Marianne Backlén, who will introduce an exclusive extract from her upcoming novel Diamantvägen to the Japanese audience on Thursday November 26th 18:45–19:30. She will also take part in EUNIC Japan’s panel discussion Stranger than Fiction on Saturday November 21st. More… Read more »

Finnish Dance Course

  Welcome to the Finnish Dance Course! The Finnish Institute in Japan will organize the folk dance series on 20th, 27th October, 10th and 25th November 2020 starting at 6pm each time in the Metsä Pavilion. The Instructor is Salla Kajiwara. The course is free, but you need to register via Peatix

Encore Finland Film Festival

Encore Finland Film Festival brings festival favourites of the recent years to Shibuya Euro Space’s screens 14.–19.11.2020. Films are in Finnish, with Japanese subtitles. Miami, 2017 Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu), 2016 Tale of a Lake (Järven tarina), 2016 Summertime (Kesäkaverit), 2014 Above Dark Waters (Tumman veden päällä), 2013 Concrete Night (Betoniyö), 2013 For more details… Read more »

Heini Riitahuhta Ceramics exhibition

Heini Riitahuhta (b. 1975) is a Finnish designer who graduated from the ceramics and glass department of the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2002. During the same year she received the Honorable mention in Mino, Japan. Heini Riitahuhta expresses her artistry with decorative unique works. The same decoration motives appear in her serial… Read more »

Happy at Home. Happy at Work. Balancing work, family and leisure time.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Lecture slides are available here.   How to combine work, family and leisure time successfully? Is it even possible? Finnish Institute in Japan continues its well-being theme with the seminar about sustainable work and work recovery. Internationally renowed researchers will discuss well-being in the workplace, why the companies should… Read more »

Animated Spirits Film Festival

  Animated Spirits Tokyo 2020 film festival runs from October 15-18, 2020 and is hosted by Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020. The Finnish representative is director Elli Vuorinen with her Sore Eyes for Infinity: An optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly and understands her inevitable involvement in its faults. Registration… Read more »