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!
Ambassador of Finland to Japan
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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/
Launching of the
"My Finland" Photo & Illustration Contest
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Yuko Kimura, piano and Reetta Näätänen, clarinet perform Sibelius. Madetoja and Busoni
|The Lutheran Hall, Sapporo|
Nanako Yoshiizumi, soprano, Yukari Komagamine, mezzo-soprano and Zenta Yoshizumi, piano
Program: Sibelius, Merikanto, Dvorak, Schubert, Mozart
|Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall|
Aaltomuoto sarja vol.6
Kyoko Fukushi and Peter Lönnqvist trace back the history of Finland with piano music.
Wind blows from Finland
|Sophia Saal Salon, Tokyo|
Hokkaido University Europe Helsinki Office organizes lectures on life style, education, literature in Finland and relation between Finland and Japan.
Admission free and open for public.
|Graduate School of Health Science, Hokkaido University|
Sound of forests, songs of lakes
Chikufudo Daimon Hall, Nagano
Yanaka Ongakku Hall, Tokyo
Janne Tateno produces a chamber concert series - J.Sibelius and E.Englund
for further information: Ensemble Midori, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Salvia Hall, Music Hall, Tsurumi Kumin Bunka Center 3F, Yokohama|
Come to Finland!
|Seibu Ikebukuro Honten 7F Interior floor, Tokyo|
Eija Koski, a himmeli artist, is invited to hold workshops, exhibition and concert.
|Engaru town, Hokkaido|
Approximately 50 fabrics and 60 invaluable vintage dresses, design sketches and
|Akita Senshu Museum of Art|
Finnish Design 2017
|Fukui City Art Museum|
|Sezon Art Gallery, Tokyo|
The Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu serves seasonally a dinner course with lingonberry from amuse to desert.
|Shibiuya Excel Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo|
Finnish Design 2017
|Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo|
The bells-Finland 2016/2017
|Sokyusha Gallery, Tokyo|
|Concert and Lecture|
Finland 100 Music History
September 24 15:00
Melody of Finland in Kamakura vol.2
|Kamakura Adult Education Center Hall, Kanagawa|
Healthy Joy Finland, organized for the second time, brings Finnish sports like "mölkky" and Nordic walking, alongside culture, such as music and sauna, to Osaka's Tsurumi Ryokuchi park. Outdoors.
|Tsurumi Ryokuchi park, Osaka|
Aki Rissanen (piano solo) Charity Concert
|Nam Hall, Kyoto|
Finnish Design 2017
|The Miyagi Museum of Art|
Tempera Quartet 2017 Japan Tour
10.30. at Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya
11.1. at Tsurumi Kumin Bunka Center Salvia Hall, Yokohama
Hannu Lintu conductsTMSO and The Polytech Choir Male Chorus performing Symphony Kullervo by Sibelius at Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra 842nd Subscription Concert
Yoko Maria, who has connections to Finland, sings to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Finland's independence.
|Kioi Hall, Tokyo|
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
|Marunouchi Toei, Tokyo, etc.|
Post-independence history of Finland in musical form, by Finnish composer Lasse Heikkilä. Performed in 5 locations around Japan.
Inquiries: Shimizu City Church, tel: 054-388-9000
12.6. Shiga prefectural arts theater, Biwako-hall
12.7. Shimizu Terrsa-hall, Shizuoka city
12.8. Tokoha university auditorium, Shizuoka
12.10. Hanno community center, Saitama
The concert is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Finland's independence and of Asia premier of Beethoven's 9th symphony.
|Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall|