Category: News

Grandmother square blanket instructions

A special Knitting Club for combining the grandmother square blankets will be held on Monday December 13th at 13–14:30PM. The event will be held as a hybrid event on site at the Metsä Pavilion as well as online on Zoom! There are no strict rules about the size of the blanket, so you may make… Read more »

Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Tokyo Exhibition

– Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature The legacy of modernism is still strongly present in the day-to-day lives of Finns. The Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature exhibition showcases this history, design and art of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibition sheds a light on the… Read more »

Hallå Tokyo!

Welcome! The Finnish Institute in Japan will be hosting the annual Finnish-Swedish Week from Monday November 8th to Friday November 12th. This year’s events will discuss the Finnish-Swedish people in politics, entrepreneurship and entertainment outlining the impact of they have made both in Finland as well as internationally! The week will traditionally end with the… Read more »

Finland Film Festival 2021

Finland Film Festival 2021 introduces five new Finnish films to Japan: “Lady Time” (original title: Neiti Aika) “Any Day Now” (original title: Ensilumi) “Forest Giant” (original title: Metsäjätti) “Laughing Matters” (original title: Naurun varjolla) “Eden” (original title: Eden) The festival runs from Saturday November 13th until Friday November 19th at the Eurospace in Shibuya, Tokyo…. Read more »

European Literature Festival 2021

Finnish author Sami Hilvo will take part in the European Literature Festival 2021. He will have an online talk event on November 25th, 2021 at 18:00 in Japanese. An excerpt of his latest novel Species-typical Behaviour (2020) can be read on the festival website. For more information, please visit Sami Hilvo (b. 1967) is… Read more »

Eliel Saarinen exhibition in Iwaki

Eliel Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland Finland is renowned for its beautiful forests and lakes. It is also home to Finnish modernism, an architectural style that is also popular in Japan. One major figure who helped develop the style was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950). Saarinen founded an architectural firm with university friends Herman Gesellius… Read more »

Hallå Tokyo 2021! Interview with Alexander Stubb

The Finnish Swedish Week began with the interview of Professor Alexander Stubb. He is the Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute. He has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. Come and listen to Professor Stubb’s thoughts about the impact of Swedish… Read more »

Taishi Watanabe exhibition

You can visit Dr. Taishi Watanabe’s exhibition Unity Architecture in Finland and Japan -3 Projects, 3 Exhibitions, 18 Objects- through this online presentation. The exhibition was held in Tokyo’s Metsä Pavilion in September 2021, but due to the state of emergency could not be opened to public. On the video Dr. Watanabe discusses the exhibition… Read more »

Åland online-lectures

The Finnish Institute in Japan holds an Åland 100-themed online lecture series. The lectures will be held in Zoom in English and are interpreted in Japanese. Pre-registration to the lectures is via Peatix. The series starts on Friday, October 8th at 18:00PM. In the lecture Ms. Eva Mikkola-Karlström will be talking about the Godby Shipping… Read more »

Online artist talks – Northern Alps Art Festival

The Northern Alps Art Festival in Nagano’s Omachi City is featuring two Finnish artists this year, Maaria Wirkkala and Milla Vaahtera. Their works are on view between October 2nd and November 21st. The Finnish Institute in Japan is hosting online artist talks with the artists Milla Vaahtera on Wednesday September 29th at 5pm Maaria Wirkkala… Read more »