Arts & Culture

Witness superb Kabuki Theatre brilliantly captured and projected on July 16 & 17 only! More details

Language Education

JFT's online 'Sawakai' is a place for Japanese language teachers to network and discuss. More details

Japanese Studies

Watch a talk about the past, present, and future of women directors in Japanese cinema. More details

News and Announcements

The Films of HANEDA Sumiko

Continuing our Celebration of Women in Film in July, we will be spotlighting the most important and prolific female documentary filmmaker from Japan, HANEDA Sumiko. Long neglected in the West, Haneda’s body of work consists of as poetic postwar documentaries that are attuned to the roles of women in society and cycles of rural life. Continue reading →

Cinema Kabuki 2022 Toronto

Cinema Kabuki 2022 Toronto: July 16 & 17 – Kabuki Theatre, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating itself. Live productions, featuring some of today’s greatest Kabuki stars, are now being filmed with high resolution cameras for screening in cinemas on state-of-the-art digital projection systems and six-channel sound. Continue reading →

Celebrating Pride Month: Japanese LGBTQ Films with JFT

Celebrate Pride Month with screenings of Japanese LGBTQ films supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto! These three films takes audiences on a leap through the history of queer representation in Japanese cinema, from the 1960s to the present. Continue reading →

The Moon Has Finally Risen: The Films of TANAKA Kinuyo

TIFF Cinematheque is thrilled to participate in “Tanaka fever” — a global (re)discovery of this important oeuvre — as we present all six of her films in new restorations. Now available at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until June 24. Continue reading →

Celebrating Women in Film

For the next month, we will be celebrating the role women directors have played in both classical and contemporary Japanese cinema. Brush up on your knowledge of Japanese women directors with a special talk by Dr. Colleen Laird, then tune … Continue reading →

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