Discover Japan via 50 exciting events outside the cinema! NIPPON CULTURE stands for a diverse presentation of Japanese culture through workshops, lectures, performances, concerts, and exhibitions. Traditional topics can be found alongside examples from Japanese pop culture. Photographer Matthieu Zellweger captures the art of sake brewing with atmospheric pictures exhibited at ausstellungsraum EULENGASSE, while Michiyo ARAKAWA from Okinawa introduces the art of kirigami scissor cuts. John Schmitt-Weigand and Gandalf Bartholomäus explain the challenges of manga translation. On Friday, Tim & Puma Mimi start off the weekend with a performance featuring innovative electro pop. On Saturday, Hatobako invite you to a cozy concert at Mousonturm Café. Four open air concerts in front of the Naxoshalle range from the spiritual sound of the shakuhachi flute to Game Boy chiptunes. Talks with filmmakers, lectures, and a panel discussion further expand on the film program.