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A special exhibition of “Louvre No,9” is being held Jul.22-Sep.25th at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. (http://manga-9art.com/)
“No,9” means “the ninth category of art” in the French society and implies French style cartoons called “bande dessinée” influenced by Japanese Manga and subculture of the kind. In other words, bande dessinée might be called “the hybrid between traditional French paintings and the Japanese cartoon culture”. For example, Katsuhiro Ohtomo, the creator of “Akira”, one of popular manga works worldwide is said to have given huge influence on the generation of bande dessinée now.
Tokyo International Film Festival 27 is being held Oct.23-31 at some venues, Roppongi, Nihonbashi and so forth in Tokyo.(http://2014.tiff-jp.net/en/)
At the festival’s opening, special program of featuring works of Hideaki Anno, the director of Evangelion series and other popular anime works and also known as the voice actor who played the main part of “The Wind Rises” was supplied. (http://khara.co.jp/hideakianno/personal-biography.html)
A suspense film, “Paper Moon” was run and the main part’s actor,Sae Myazawa appeaered on the stage. And Ultra Seven and tthe old actors of “Ultra Seven”, an old popular Sci-fi TV drama turned up on the stage.
New cafe opens in Roppongi Hills until June 16th.
The theme of the cafe is “Hatsune Miku with LOVE.” Around 30 tables are installed in the space which displays illustrations by Yuichi Murakami and ixima. A 158 cm tall figure of Hatsune Miku in her actual size will also be displayed on stage.
The menu consists of 10 types of food menus such as the “39 (Miku) Curry” (1,000 yen) and “Miku Pita Sandwich” (780 yen), and 8 types of drinks such as “Miku Hopper” (700 yen) and “levan Polkka” (700 yen).
The 25th TIFF(Tokyo International Film Festival) was held this Oct.20-28 at Roppongo Hills and other movie theaters in Tokyo. (http://2012.tiff-jp.net/en/)
15 film works contested in the event and invited actors, directors, and other related people walked on the “Green Carpet”, which is the symbol of the selected top level movies of the world today, to the venue.
The Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix (the top award) went to a French movie ,”The Other Son” and the Award for Best Director was given to its director, Lorraine Levy. This French work describing conflicts and serious human relationships and emotions of Israeli and Palestinian is the very first one that is created by a female director in TIFF’s history.
Atsuko Maeda, a young female actor who graduated from AKB48 in this August, served as a special ambassador for this film festival.
One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda (尾田栄一郎)will be the executive producer for the next One Piece film. Viz Media also announced that the film will open in Japan next December, and the first One Piece art exhibition ― with new artwork by Oda ― will open in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills on March 20, 2012.
Located on 52F just below the Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View observation deck with its panoramic views of Tokyo, Mori Arts Center Gallery is a 1,000㎡-class gallery. Read the rest of this entry »
The 24th TIFF TOKYO (Tokyo International Film Festival)was held Oct.23-30 at TOHO CINEMAS and Cinemart Roppongi in Roppongi Tokyo.http://2011.tiff-jp.net/en/
Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino (富野由悠季) and Gundam UC author Harutoshi Fukui(福井晴敏) will speak at Intro to Gundam Astronomy Event.
Jun Fukue (福江純) — an astronomy professor, author, and science-fiction anime enthusiast — will also attend the event. Read the rest of this entry »
Gone are the Bubble-era days of gold-leaf-wrapped sushi, but that profligate spirit lives on in the ‘Diamonds are Forever martini’ at the Ritz Carlton: chilled Grey Goose vodka with a lime twist, poured over a one-carat diamond. Read the rest of this entry »
Nestled incongruously among Tokyo’s skyscrapers, the tiny Roppongi Hills Rooftop Garden rice paddy is part of the Keyakizaka Complex.
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