Iwau - Celebrate!
A series of events celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and New Zealand
Paul Knight: Two Small Places on Opposite Coasts (A Photographic Recollection of 1960s Japan)
Open September 29 to November 4, Sarjeant Gallery
Nagaizumi-Wanganui Friendship Centre Open Days
27 Duncan Street, Wanganui East
Saturday, October 20 – Monday, October 22, from 11.00am to 4.00pm daily
Click here for Open Day details
PS Waimarie ‘Samurai sailings’
October 20-22 daily, Waimarie Berth, Taupo Quay
Japanese movie screenings
Spirited Away (PG)
Saturday, October 20, at 2.00pm in the Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum
Japanese language with subtitles, 123 mins.
Much loved animation directed by Miyazaki. This award-winning children’s animated fantasy drama is enjoyed by adults as well as children. Bring the whole family along - popcorn available for purchase.
Wanko – The Story of Me, My Family and Rock (PG)
Saturday, October 20; doors open 7.30pm, War Memorial Centre, Concert Chamber
Japanese language with subtitles. 123 min.
Enjoy a movie evening Japanese style with sushi available prior to the movie. ln August 2000, a devastating volcano erupts on the small island of Miyakejima. The Noyama family quickly flee the island but learn their beloved dog Rock is missing.
Whanganui Regional Museum presents ‘Mono No Aware’ – From Japan’s historical past, the Museum presents objects from Japan that express the passing of time and ‘Cherry Blossom and Bamboo’ - Fine porcelain and cloisonné from Japan and China.
Whanganui Regional Museum, open daily 10.00am to 4.30pm. Children and local adults free entry, door charge for others.