The Japan Music and Film Fest returns to the city after a three-year hiatus.
What’s it about? To mark 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, the Japan Foundation launched the Film and Music Fest with a cultural program. The 3-day festival opened with a mini-cosplay performance by Akai Akuma from the house of shogunate. The show will travel to other cities with performances and concerts.
- The festival will showcase the best in Japanese entertainment for an Indian audience through music and visual media. Among those performing is the rock band RADWIMPS.
- It will also showcase Makoto Shinkai’s animated movies like “The Garden of Words” and “Weathering With You” and others. The festival will move to Bengaluru next month.
Who said what? Taga Masayuki, Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, said both countries share a strong cultural bond as they celebrate 70 years of relations. Koji Sato, Director General of the Japan Foundation, said they’re happy to be back in Chennai after 3 years, and the festival is a part of the foundation’s work on cultural exchange.