Japanese Anime Festival in Georgia
19 December, 2013
Japanese Anime Festival in Georgia
The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Japan Foundation, hosted Japanese Anime Festival on 13-15 December in Tbilisi, at the Amirani Cinema, and on 21 December in Gori.
The festival opened on 13 December with a showing of “The Girl who leapt through time.”  “Animes were presented in Georgia earlier, about a year ago,” Norihiko Nakajima, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Japan, told Georgian Journal. “But the Anime festival is being held for the first time. After I arrived
in Georgia, I realized that Anime is very popular among Georgian youngsters, and it is a way for Georgians to get acquainted with Japanese culture.”
On 14 and 15 December, “5 Centimeters per Second” and “The prince of the Sun: Howl’s Great Adventure” were screened. And though it is a rarity for cultural events of this nature to take place in the regions, on 21 December at 14:00, “5 Centimeters per Second” can be seen at the Gori Culture Center, about a 90 minute drive from the capital city, in the Shida Kartli region.
Admission is free, as at all cultural events organized by the Japanese Embassy. The original language of all Anime is Japanese, but English and Georgian subtitles are provided. One Anime, however, “5 centimeters per second,” was recorded in Georgian.
At the opening the house was full, with members of different generations in attendance, though there was evidence that Anime may be more intellectually demanding than other forms of animation for the young children, who were not so attentive.
The small fry were outnumbered by teens and high school students, though, and one Anime-lover, 17 year old Dito Makantalashvili, enthused, “I am very happy that we have this festival in Georgia. I was not expecting that we have so many Anime-lovers in Georgia. I strongly back such festivals. I have been in love with Animes for the last five years. My favorite is ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’”
Japanese Anime Festivals are held all over the world, and now, with the support of the Japanese Embassy, Georgia has joined in. What’s more, the DVDs were actually shipped from Croatia.
“Besides Animes, there are exhibitions by Japanese artists and other Japanese films are offered each year by the Japan Foundation,” Norihiko Nakajima, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Georgia, noted in a talk with Georgian Journal.


Print
Other Stories
Jvari Monastery closed for tourists
Jvari Monastery is temporarily closed for tourists.
Anita Rachvelishvili recognized as the best Verdi mezzo-soprano by Riccardo Muti
The New York Times has recently published an article about Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili.
Georgia to be a guest of honor in Paris in 2021
According to the director of the National Book center in Georgia Dea Metreveli, Georgia was offered to be a guest of honor at the annual book event in Paris in 2021.
Unknown painting of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani uncovered in Georgia
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani is among the most famous Georgian public figures.
Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili crowned as best classical music artist by the New York Times
In its end-of-year review about the best classical music of 2018, the newspaper frenetically celebrates Anita Rachvelishvili from Tbilisi.
Niko Pirosmani’s Georgian woman with Lechaki sold for 2 230 000 GBP
Niko pirosmani’s painting Georgian woman with Lechaki was sold at Sotheby’s for 2 230 000 GBP.
Nikortsminda Cathedral renovation works to finish successfully
Nikortsminda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Church, located in Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia.
Georgian film “8 Minutes” wins 10 nominations on FICOCC
Georgian film “8 Minutes” became the winner for the 10 nominations on the Five Continents International Film Festival.
Ajika granted the status of an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia
The traditional Megrelian and Abkhazian technology of Ajika, Georgian spicy sauce was inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia list.
Mountains, cheese and the colors of the national flag – these are the most obvious things that the two small countries share. But there is more to it.
Claudio Margottini about Vardzia
Vardzia is a cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti. Queen Tamar ordered the construction of Vardzia in the twelfth century.
International Model United Nations to be held in Tbilisi
For the first time In Georgia, International Model United Nations, organized by Kant’s Academy, will be held in Tbilisi.
Charity project COATS to help 369 vulnerable children
The 9th Community Outreach Project COATS 2018 will be hosted by Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on Sunday, November 18th, 2018
“We try to make Georgia and its culture better known to the Swiss people”
The Swiss based society “Friends of Georgia” celebrates this year its 30 anniversary.
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival on the 8th of November.
Shota Rustaveli among the world's top 30 writers
Shota Rustaveli is among the top 30 writers on www.ranker.com
Rituals related to wine-making in old Georgia
In old times, wine cellars used to be considered as a sacred place where certain rituals took place.
Niko Pirosmani paintings in Vienna, in the Albertina Museum
The Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria has organized a solo exhibition of the works of Niko Pirosmani.
The Fourth Official Ceremony of the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On December 17, 2018 Rustaveli Theatre will host the most remarkable event of the Tourism and Hospitality industry of Georgia
Mtatsminda Panthenon – a necropolis of great Georgians
Mtatsminda Pantheon is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The portrait of the Georgian King Teimuraz II returns to Homeland
The portrait of the King Teimuraz II belongs to the collection of Bagrationi Dynasty
Georgian song Suliko performed at the Frankfurt Buchmesse 2018
Georgia was granted an incredible title this year.
Representatives of Georgian wine companies assess Georgian Wine Festival 2018
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 gives unique possibility to around 50 companies to present their wine to hundreds of Georgians and tourists.
Representatives of the government attend Georgian Wine Festival 2018
“Georgian Wine Festival 2018 is a celebration of a successful Rtveli (vintage)” – says minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Levan Davitashvili.
PHOTO OF THE DAY

Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.01.2019
20.01.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6629
2.6629
EUR
1
EUR
3.0368
3.0368
GBP
1
GBP
3.4463
3.4463
RUB
100
RUB
4.0103
4.0103