JCC E-Magazine June 2022

A day with furoshiki! – A furoshiki workshop by Furoshiki Lah!


It was a pleasure to see everyone again in JCC last month! Whether it was JCC Cinema, or furoshiki workshops, we hope that you enjoyed our long-awaited physical events. This month, do visit JCC for an exhibition in collaboration with MUJI, where you will be able to find out more about the stories behind selected MUJI products. You can also join an online discussion to learn more about MUJI and design.

As for this issue's cultural articles, you can learn more about Tosa washi from Kochi prefecture, and the history of ryokan in Japan. Follow our Facebook and Instagram to enjoy other cultural posts, and to stayed informed about our events!

Director's Message


Despite the fact that the heat has been sweltering in the past month, I have seen an increase in the number of people on the streets, and a buzz of activity returning to all parts of Singapore. It is indeed wonderful to see everyone slowly adjusting back to the norm. Having said that, I hope that everyone continues to take utmost care, especially given the burning heat.

We are thankful for the warm response to the JCC Cinema screening of ‘BELLE’, as well as the...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

JCC Cinema 86: BELLE

We held our first physical screening of JCC Cinema in two years on Saturday, 14 May 2022. Nearly 40 audience members enjoyed the movie 'BELLE', a Japanese science fantasy animation directed by Mamoru Hosoda. It was great to see everyone again at JCC, and do check us out as we progressively resume our physical events and activities...(Click here to read more)


A day with furoshiki! – A furoshiki workshop by Furoshiki Lah!

JCC held its first physical workshop in two years with Furoshiki Lah! on Saturday 28 May. It was a delight to welcome a full house for both workshop sessions. Furoshiki (風呂敷) are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to wrap and transport items. Under the guidance of Audrey and Oki-san, participants learnt how to wrap water flasks and boxes in simple, yet beautiful...(Click here to read more)

Cultural Articles

The Thinnest Washi Paper in the World

Washi, or traditional Japanese paper, has gained widespread recognition across the globe for its durability and strength. There are several well-known producers of washi in Japan, one of which is Tosa washi from Kochi prefecture. As one can tell from the name, Tosa washi is named after Tosa province, a former province that is currently Kochi prefecture. Due to an abundance of raw materials, papermaking flourished in Tosa, so much so...(Click here to read more)


Ryokan: A Place to Relax and Refresh Oneself

If you have visited Japan, you may have chosen to stay at a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) before. Unlike hotels, staying the night at a ryokan provides an entirely different experience. The moment you step past the entrance, you remove your shoes and check in. You are then led to your room, which typically has tatami (straw mat) flooring and sliding shoji (paper screen) doors. There is also a tokonoma (small alcove), where a simple flower...(Click here to read more)

Featured Article of the Month

Polishing My Designs in Singapore - Interview With Ms Mifuyu Fukai

In this edition of Kizuna Story, JCC speaks to Ms Mifuyu Fukai, an alumni of Raffles College of Higher Education, Bachelor of Arts in Fashion (Honours). Learn more about her journey with as a jewellery designer, including the launch of her Midori Collection at the RISIS Boutique, ION Orchard, as well as her experience participating in The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery 2020...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for June

© Kids Web Japan

Rainy Season

From around early June to mid-July, as spring gives way to summer, most of Japan is subject to a period of rainy weather called tsuyu. Day in and day out, the sky remains gloomy, and temperatures and humidity rise. It is probably the least pleasant time of the year.

Food spoils easily, and sunshine is so scarce that a small patch of blue peeping from between the clouds can brighten up one's spirits.

Many innovations have been developed in...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming Events at JCC

15.06.2022 - 27.07.2022 To the Forest of Verbs with "MUJI IS"

Supported Events

29.06.2022 Sachiyo 25th Anniversary Concert: New Beginning @ Esplanade Recital Studio


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! Logo Design and Catchphrase for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation
16th Japan International MANGA Award is open for application (Deadline: 8 July 2022)
Application to the Embassy of Japan in Singapore or Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore for Nominal Support
■ The Japan Foundation grant program for FY2022 (Japanese / English)
Enjoy Free Japanese Lessons here on NHK World!

Notices regarding the COVID-19 situation

Japanese Government Initiatives for COVID-19
Embassy of Japan in Singapore Facebook

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