Japanese Culture Week ~25th Anniversary of the Japan-Moldova Diplomatic Relations~

On the ocation of the 25 th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Moldova in 2017, the Embassy of Japan in Moldova, jointing with "Ikenobo", organize the "Japanese Culture Week" as follows. 

“Ikebana Ikenobo” demonstration

Date : Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 18:30
      Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 18:30
Venue : Hotel “Jolly Alon” (37, Maria Cibotari str., Chisinau)


●Tuesday, October 3 at 18:30
 Ikebana demonstration
 Professor : Mr. Yasuhito Sasaki
●Wednesday, October 4, at 18:30
 Ikebana workshop
 Professor :Ms. Midori Yamada, Ms. Angela Lobastov

Mr. Yasuhito Yasumoto             Ms. Midori Yamada

Japanese Film Festival -Second Edition-

Date : Friday, October 6, 2017 at 18:00
              Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00
Venue : CC ”ODEON” ( 55, Mihai Eminescu str., Chisinau )



●THERMAE ROMAE(2012:108min)

Directorl:TAKEUCHI Hideki
Original Language:Japanese
Subtitles:Romanian, Russian

An adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular manga,which has won both the 2010 Manga Taisho (CartoonGrand Prize) and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Best Short Work. Abe Hiroshi and the rest of its cast of talented actors with sharply sculpted faces throw themselves into their roles as citizens of ancient Rome.Another striking aspect is its large open set built at Cinecitta, Italy's largest film studio.

Plot:                                                                                                                                                                                          (c)2012 "THERMAE ROMAE" Film Partners
Lucius (Abe), an architect of spa baths for the Roman Empire, inadvertently travels through time and finds himself in a modern Japanese bathhouse. He takes elements of Japanese culture that he learns there back with him to Rome and is hugely successful, which leads the Emperor to command him to build a massive spa.

●A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story(2013:121min)

Directorl:ASAHARA Yuzu
Original Language:Japanese

Funaki Dennai laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Funaki's son. It features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection "Ryori Mugonsho" and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (c)2013 “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” Film Partners
Maid Haru (Ueto Aya) is a talented cook but stubborn, which leads her to divorce her husband after a year. However, she is asked by Kaga clan "kitchen samurai" Dennai (Nishida Toshiyuki) to marry his son and heir Yasunobu (Kora Kengo), and works to remedy his lack of culinary skills.


Directorl:KAMEI Toru
Original Language:Japanese

A film adaptation of the TV series which depicts the journey of a middleaged man with a two-month old puppy in search of his mother who has run away from home. The film has a rich lineup of established actors from TV dramas, films and stage performances under their belts, including Sato Jiro who stars in this film. 
                                                                                                                                                                                   (c) 2009 “MAMESHIBA” PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
One day Jiro (Sato Jiro), a 35-year old unemployed male who has never stepped out of his town, runs into Ichiro, a Mameshiba puppy with a red scarf around its neck. Ichiro turns out to be a puppy Jiro's runaway mother had sent for her family to come looking for her.

●Nobody to Watch Over Me(2009:118min)

Directorl:KIMIZUKA Ryoichi
Original Language:Japanese

A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern day society, it portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect them A film by Kimizuka Ryoichi, the writer and director of "Bayside Shakedown" series.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (c)2009 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, NIHON EIGA SATELLITE BROADC

The Funamura family is the target of mass media attention after their first son commits act of murder. Furthermore, every move of detective Katsuura (Sato Koichi) takes in protecting the bewildered daughter of the family, Saori (Shida Mirai) is being fully exposed over the internet. In a deadly game of hide and seek Katsuura and Saori are eventually freed from the malicious attempts of internet addicts.

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Fri, October 6
18:00 Opening Ceremony

Sat, Ocrober 7
11:00 A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story


15:15 Nobody to Watch Over Me