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JCC Cinema 47: OYAKO – Present to the Future

During the screening at Tampines West Community Club.
Our monthly JCC Cinema event was held at Tampines West Community Club on Saturday, 25th June 2016 with a whelming response. The documentary, OYAKO – Present to the Future, was screened and this is the second time for us to follow renowned photographer Bruce Osborn’s journey from Los Angeles to Japan, who has been travelling around there since the 1980s and even braved into the Tohoku region after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake on photographing the kinship and connections between parents and children, known as OYAKO in Japanese.

Over the years, Bruce Osborn’s OYAKO photography has welcomed parents and children from all segments of the Japanese society, ranging from Kabuki actors, musicians, policemen and Buddhist monks. In 2003, he went further and founded the OYAKO day together with his wife, Yoshiko Osborn. The day has since been held annually on the fourth Sunday of July, where they celebrate the bond of OYAKO with photo sessions, concerts, exhibitions and contests.
During the screening at Tampines West Community Club .

Audiences queuing up for the complimentary popcorn and ice-cream by Tampines West Community Club.
Fascinated by the multiracial society of Singapore, Bruce Osborn came to JCC earlier this year as well, and held an exhibition and photo session inviting Singaporeans each wearing their traditional costumes. It was a first kind of and a unique experience for Bruce Osborn to capture the OYAKO bonds of people with diverse races and cultural backgrounds all at once, as well as an eye-opening one for him to learn how each and every race expresses their OYAKO bonds differently.

JCC is also expanding our cinema events into the different community clubs in Singapore, so do stay tuned and check out for our future screening that might just be nearby your residency!
A view of Tampines West Community Club – The only community club and centre in Singapore with an outdoor screening facility.

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Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
2016 marks the
50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations