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100th Anniversary of Finland's independence – let's celebrate together!

Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari

Finland will celebrate its first century as an independent, democratic state in 2017. On
6th December, 1917, Finland claimed independence when the Parliament approved the declaration of independence.

The special year will be celebrated with many events throughout Finland as well as around the world. Japan is no exception, as there are plenty of cultural and other Finland-related events planned to take place across the country.

The theme of the centennial is "together", and we invite all Finns and friends of Finland in Japan to take part in the celebrations throughout the year.  We wish to have multiple organisers and actors in Japan to join the party and organize their own events to honor the centennial.

The aim of the event calendar below is to list all Finland 100 related events taking place in Japan during 2017. The initial listing is not fixed nor exhaustive, and we invite all Friendship Associations, Finland related organisations and other groupings of friends of Finland in Japan to contact us to get their event included in the calendar throughout the year (see instructions below). The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo is naturally planning to contribute its share on the list of events. Please stay tuned and follow also our Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information.

Let's make this remarkable year unforgettable together!

Jukka Siukosaari
Ambassador of Finland to Japan

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 How to get your event in the calendar?

Please send email to  Press.tok@formin.fi  with at least the following information:

  • Name of the event
  • Date, time and place
  • Short description of the event
  • Link to the event website (or other contact information of the main organizer)

Please note that the Embassy reserves the right to moderate the contents of the events list.

More information about : www.suomifinland100.fi
Read more about the history of Finland: https://finland.fi/life-society/main-outlines-of-finnish-history/

DateGroupEventVenue
2016.12.17.-2017.2.12.Exhibition

marimekko - Design,Fabric, Lifestyle
Approximately 50 fabrics and 60 invaluable vintage dresses, design sketches and documents are on display. This exhibition continues to travel to 3 other art museums in Japan.

Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo
1.25.Concert

Duo 125 Chamber Music Concert
Duo 125, Janne Tateno, violin and Masayo Miyata, piano, with Izumi Tateno and Ari Inubushi performs Englund, Nordgren and Sibelius.

Aoba Kumin Bunka Center, Yokohama
1.14.-3.20.Exhibition

Finnish Design 2017
About 600 items from master pieces by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck to current design products by Harri Koskinen, Heini Riittahuhta are exhibited. This exhibition travels in 5 places in Japan.

Fukuoka City Museum
1.25.-2.14.Fair

Chocolat Finland

Finnish chocolate campaign will be launched in Japan for the second time. The campaign consists of seven different Finnish chocolate brands on display in five different department stores and a special event across Japan.

The following Finnish companies are taking part in the campaign:

Mercedes
Goodio
Dammenberg
Panda
Kultasuklaa
Biokia
Leader

Feb 1-2
Salon du Chocolat at Tokyo International Forum
Company; Mercedes

Feb 1-14
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store
Company; Mercedes, Goodio, Dammenberg, Panda, Kultaskulaa, Biokia

Jan 25-Feb 14
Daimaru Sapporo Department Store
Company;  Mercedes (Jan25 –Feb 14), Goodio, Dammenberg, Panda, Kultasuklaa, Biokia, Leader

Feb 2-14
Sendai Fujisaki Department Store
Company;  Mercedes, Goodio, Dammenberg, Panda, Kultasuklaa, Biokia, Leader

Feb 1-14
Kintetsu Department Store
Nara

Company; Mercedes, Goodio, Dammenberg, Panda, Kultasuklaa, Biokia, Leader

Feb 1-14
Hankyuu Hakata Department Store
Company; Mercedes, Goodio, Dammenberg, Panda, Kultasuklaa, Biokia, Leader

FebruaryEvent

Launching of the
Fintan's centennial stories 
Short animations featuring Fintan and Finland-Japan relations in the honor of the centennial.

Embassy of Finland, Tokyo
2.10.
18:30-21:00
Lecture

Lecture on history of Finland

Associate Prof. Yuko Ishino, Tokiwa Junior College, holds a lecture at the Nordic Cultural Society of Japan monthly meeting.

Kyobashi Plaza Kuminkan, Tokyo

2.24.
15:00-17:00

Publication

Publishing party for publication of Japanese-Finnish Dictionary

The Japan Finland Society organizes a party for publication of Japanese-Finnish Dictionary. The society celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation.

Ball room, Cerulean Tower, Shibuya, Tokyo
3.4.-6.11.Exhibitionmarimekko - Design, Fabric, Lifestyle
Approximately 50 fabrics and 60 invaluable vintage dresses, design sketches and documents are on display.
The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum
3.4.-26.Exhibition

Finland Design Exhibition from a
furniture designer Noritsugu Oda's collection

Furniture, glass and ceramic ware,
wooden design products from Finland especially about 130 items of Oiva Toikka's bird series are exhibited from the vast collection.

Planis Hall, Esta 9F, JR Tower Sapporo
3.7.Talk and Concert

Photo, Talk and Piano
Sibelius x Akira Kinoshita
as a side event of the Akira Kinoshita Photography Exhibition

Life of Sibelius is presented through photographs taken by Akita Kinoshita, the late world famous music photographer, and piano music performed by Kyoko Fukushi.

Kanagawa Kumin Bunka Center Kanac Hall 4F, Yokohama

4.3.Seminar

Seminar to commemorate100th Anniversary of Independence of Finland

Speakers:
Susanna Pettersson, Director, National Ateneum Art Museum
Pirjo Hiidenmaa, Professor,
Dept. of Finnish and Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, Universitiy of Helsinki

Sendagaya Campus, Tsuda University, Tokyo
4.7.-5.28.ExhibitionFinnish Design 2017

About 600 items from master pieces by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck to current design products by Harri Koskinen, Heini Riittahuhta are exhibited.
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
4.9.Concert

Ainola Symphony the 14th
Subscription Concert

Yuri Nitte conducts the orchestra performing Sibelius' Sinfonia Suite Four Legends, Music for the Press Celebrations (Japan premiere), and Origin of Fire(Japan premiere).

Suginami Kokaido Hall, Tokyo
4.9.Concert

Sophia Voice Ensemble the 28th Subscription Concert

To celebrate 100th anniversary of  Finland's independence, Finnish songs for male choir are performed.

Kioi Hall, Tokyo
4.15.-16.Open Air Event

Art-okigawa Exhibition

This is an event of music, art, handicraft and workshops. Kawaguchi Finland Society on behalf of Finland presents Finnish life style at a booth.

Ki no mura Camping site and Ono Shrine, Ono- chiku, Tokigawa town, Saitama
4.22.-30.Ballet

Finnish National Ballet to tour Japan
in April

The programme includes a gala performance opening with a Moomin ballet, 'Moomin and the Magician's Hat' based on Tove Jansson's book Finn Family Moomintroll.

22-25
Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo

29-30
Festival Hall, Osaka

4.27.-30.Event

Poster Exhibition to celebrate the  100th anniversary of Finland's independence
Presenting changes of lifestyle in  Finland. Posters and coffee are for  sale at the venue.

Tokyu Toyoko Store, Tokyo
5.9.-6.11Exhibition

Exhibition to celebrate 100 anniversary of Finland's independence 'Do you know Suomi?'

Books of history, literature, education and arts in Finland and music CD are exhibited.

Kanazawa University Central Library, Ishikawa
5.19.-25.Concert

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Tampere Philharmonia Japan Tour
performing Sibelius.

About 30 digital prints of original drawings and a original drawing of Moomin are displayed in a lobby in each venue
 

5.19 Tokyo Bunkakaikan

5.20 Fukuyama Read and Rose Concert Hall, Hiroshima

5.23 Tokyo Bunkakaikan

5.24 Hamamatsu Act City Concert Hall, Shizuoka

5.25 Osaka Symphony Hall

5.20.Open air event

Healthy Joyfes with Finland

The healthy event presents Finnish sports such as Nordic walking, mölkky, sauna yoga and other exercises, and a Finnish tango music performance.

Hattori Ryokuchi Park, Osaka
5.21.Lecture Concert

Finland, lecture of travel with music

Mr. Taniguchi, a veteran tour guide in Finland, talks on Finland and Mrs. Taniguchi, soprano, sings Finnish traditional songs and plays the kantele.

For further information: Taniguchi, tel: 042-735-4168

Potpourri Hall Tsurukawa, Wako University, Tokyo
6.1.Concert

Ainola Concert vol.13
Yuko Kimura Piano Recital

Yuko Kimura, piano and Reetta Näätänen, clarinet perform Sibelius. Madetoja and Busoni

The Lutheran Hall, Sapporo
6.4.Concert

Vänskapens blomma

Nanako Yoshiizumi, soprano, Yukari Komagamine, mezzo-soprano and Zenta Yoshizumi, piano

Program: Sibelius, Merikanto, Dvorak, Schubert, Mozart

Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall
6.11.-17.Concert

Aaltomuoto sarja vol.6
Kyoko Fukushi and Peter Lönnqvist Piano Duo Recital

Kyoko Fukushi and Peter Lönnqvist trace back the history of Finland with piano music.

6.11.
Kawaguchiko Enkei Hall, Yamanashi
6.16.
Gotanda Bunka Center, Tokyo 
6.17.
Koumimachi Järvi Hall, Nagano

6.18.Concert

Wind blows from Finland
Masato Inouse (baritone), Ami Kanaji (soprano), Toshiharu Kotaki (piano) perform songs and piano pieces of Sibelius, Merikanto and Kilpinen.

Sophia Saal Salon, Tokyo
7.8.
7.15.
Concert

Sound of forests, songs of lakes
- Japanese and Finnish music by piano and cello

Itaru Ogawa, pianist and Christopher Gibson, cellist duo recital performing Japanese and Finnish music, as Sibelius Palmgren and Kuula.

7.8.
Chikufudo Daimon Hall, Nagano
7.15.
Yanaka Ongakku Hall, Tokyo
7.13.-22.Event

Himmeli Friendship 2017 in Engaru

Eija Koski, a himmeli artist, is invited to hold workshops, exhibition and concert.

Engaru town, Hokkaido
7.22.-9.3.Exhibition

Finnish Design 2017
About 600 items from master pieces by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck to current design products by Harri Koskinen, Heini Riittahuhta are exhibited.

Fukui City Art Museum
8.5.-30.Exhibition

Universal Nature - Rediscovery of Kalevalaby 6 Contemporary Japanese Artists

Artists:
Yusuke Asai, Hideki Iinuma, Yuji Ota, Tomoko Kounoike, Shiriagari Kotobouki, Ayumi Tanaka

Sezon Art Gallery, Tokyo
9.9.-10.22.Exhibition

Finnish Design 2017
About 600 items from master pieces by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck to current design products by Harri Koskinen, Heini Riittahuhta are exhibited.

Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
9.18.-10.1.ExhibitionAnnu Aalto Photography Exhibition
Photos of winter scenery in Helsinki are exhibited.
Sokyusha Gallery, Tokyo
9.24.
11.4.
Concert and Lecture

Finland 100 Music History

Kantele Japan, The Sibelius Society of Japan, Japan Finland Contemporary Music in cooperation hold the commemorative events.

September 24
15:00

Minna Raskinien Kantele Concert and Lecture on Finnish traditional music

November 4
14:00

Satu Jalas Lecture Concert

17:00

Symposium '100-year-history of Finland'

September 24

at Shiodome Hall, Tokyo

November 4

at Sumida Tryphony Hall, Tokyo

10.16.Concert

Yoko Maria Soprano Charity Concert

Yoko Maria, who has connections to Finland, sings to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Finland's independence.

Kioi Hall, Tokyo
10.28.-12.24.Exhibition

Finnish Design 2017
About 600 items from master pieces by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck to current design products by Harri Koskinen, Heini Riittahuhta are exhibited.

The Miyagi Museum of Art
11.8Concert

Hannu Lintu conductsTMSO and The Polytech Choir Male Chorus performing Symphony Kullervo by Sibelius at Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra 842nd Subscription Concert

Tokyo Bunkakaikan

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Updated 5/30/2017


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