Japan festival in Iceland

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Japan festival in Iceland

The Embassy of Japan and the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Iceland will host a Japan festival at the University of Iceland on Saturday.

Visitors will be given an introduction to Japanese culture, including Japanese martial arts, literature, poetry, history, food, drink and photography.

Apart from learning the secret of Origami paper folding (as mastered by the character of Michael Scofield in the popular 2005 US TV series Prison Break), how to play Japanese board games like Igo and Shogi, and Japanese computer games, guests will also be given the chance to perform at a (non-alcoholic) karaoke bar.

The Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Iceland was founded in September 2003, as the first university department in Iceland to teach an Asian language and to specialize in Asian culture.

The festival will be open from 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, January 27, in the Function Room of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Click here to read about the 50th anniversary of Iceland-Japan relations, celebrated in Tokyo in December.