JCC E-Magazine October 2023

Home of Mt. Fuji - SHIZUOKA ~ Shizuoka Prefecture's Craftsmanship and Tourism ~


It was another busy and vibrant month with workshops and exhibitions at JCC, as well as a JCC Cinema screening of Makoto Shinkai's all-time favourite animation film, YOUR NAME. at Our Tampines Hub.

As for upcoming events, our annual Japanese Film Festival is back in October! Please sit back and enjoy the best of Japanese contemporary and classic cinema.

Director's Message

Dear Friends of JCC,


September was another busy month at JCC, and I am glad to see that Singaporeans are interested in many aspects of Japan and Japanese culture. We saw an overwhelming response, whether it was the craftsmanship and tourism of Shizuoka Prefecture, the healing art known as Pastel Shine Art, or...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Home of Mt. Fuji - SHIZUOKA ~ Shizuoka Prefecture's Craftsmanship and Tourism ~

Home of Mt. Fuji - SHIZUOKA, a one-day event showcasing the craftsmanship and tourism of Shizuoka prefecture, was held with lots of fun at JCC on Saturday, 2 September 2023! Co-organised with Shizuoka Prefectural Government Representative Office Singapore, Suruga Marketing and Tourism Bureau, and Tamiya - Stargek, visitors had the opportunity to learn...(Click here to read more)


Opening Ceremony of the Pastel Shine Art Exhibition ~ Tapestry of Japan and Singapore Friendship ~

The opening ceremony of the Pastel Shine Art Exhibition ~ Tapestry of Japan and Singapore Friendship ~ was held at JCC on Monday, 11 September 2023 with more than 60 enthusiastic guests. JCC Director Ms. Akiko Kawabe started by giving a speech to welcome all the guests at the ceremony, including Japanese Pastel Shine Art members who came all the way from Japan...(Click here to read more)


Pastel Shine Art Workshops

A total of nine workshops were held over the course of the exhibition “Pastel Shine Art Exhibition ~ Tapestry of Japan and Singapore Friendship ~” from 12 – 16 September 2023. Pastel Shine Art instructors from both Japan and Singapore explained about the healing art and guided participants to create their own unique artworks under varying themes related to nature. We thank everyone for their enthusiasm and...(Click here to read more)


JCC Cinema 90: YOUR NAME.

Our JCC Cinema 90: YOUR NAME was held on Sunday, 17 September 2023 at Our Tampines Hub’s Festive Arts Theatre with nearly 300 audiences! This was the second time that JCC screened this all-time favourite anime by Makoto Shinkai at the Hub due to popular demand. There was also a brief introduction of Tokyo and Gifu by our JCC staff, as well as brochures from J.Clair Singapore, where the audience could learn...(Click here to read more)


Conferment Ceremony of the Ambassador’s Commendation Award on Japanese Docent Group

Japanese Docent Group was conferred with the Ambassador’s Commendation Award by Ambassador of Japan to Singapore H.E. Hiroshi Ishikawa on 25 September 2023. The Award was presented in recognition of their significant contributions towards cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and Singapore. Japanese Docent Group is part of Friends of...(Click here to read more)

JCC Related Events

Singapore Sogetsu Association 57th Anniversary Charity Dinner

Singapore Sogetsu Association held its 57th Anniversary Charity Dinner at Shangri-la Hotel on 3 September 2023. H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa attended the celebration as the Guest of Honour, together with Mrs Pandora Ip, President of Singapore Sogetsu Association, and Ms Kim Lang Khalil, CEO of HCSA Community Services. This year, the proceeding from the Charity Dinner goes to HCSA Community Services...(Click here to read more)


Chado Urasenke Tankokai Singapore Association Charity Tea Gathering 2023

On 10 September 2023, H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa and Madam Yuko Ishikawa attended the Charity Tea Gathering 2023 organised by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Singapore Association. JCC Director Ms Akiko Kawabe also had the pleasure of attending the gathering, which focused on the Chrysanthemum Festival, an annual celebration on 9 September...(Click here to read more)

Cultural Articles

Food Samples You Can’t Eat

Ever wondered about the delicious-looking food replicas that you see display in restaurant windows? The realistic models, known as “shokuhin sampuru” (食品サンプル) in Japanese, were first created to give people a clear idea of what dishes were on the menu, before colour photography was available. When international tourism grew in Japan during the 1980s, the food replicas also proved to be effective in helping international tourists to...(Click here to read more)


Fall In Love With Fall Colours

Autumn has arrived in Japan, and it is certainly a popular season for Singaporeans to visit. During this time, many people aim to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous autumn foliage. There is even a chance to taste it, in the form of maple leaves fried in tempura batter. Japan is home to many deciduous plant species whose leaves turn colour in fall, and thus people can look forward to a tapestry of green, red, and yellow colours. Some examples of...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for October

© Kids Web Japan

Nagasaki Kunchi

Nagasaki Kunchi is a festival that's held from October 7 to 9 at Suwa Shrine in the city of Nagasaki, the capital of the prefecture of the same name. Nagasaki is located in northwestern Kyushu and is the westernmost prefecture on the main islands of Japan. The festival has a history that goes back some 380 years, and it's been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property by the Japanese government.

The festival is put on by the 77 "dance communities" that were established in 1672...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming JCC Events

05.10.2023 - 20.12.2023 Japanese Film Festival 2023

Related Events

21.10.2023 Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra @ Esplanade Concert Hall
13.09.2023 - 25.10.2023 A Bridge to the Classics: Japanese Literature Old and New lecture series by Dr. Deborah Shamoon


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