A space to share Japanese culture.
With no one being allowed to travel anytime soon, Pop-Up Little Japan is a chance to experience some aspects of Japanese culture, right here in Nelson’s ShopFront Theatre. There are opportunities to see Japanese artworks, learn origami, and come to a puppet show of ‘Hansel & Gretel’, all presented by puppeteer, actor, clown and puppet maker Akiko Miyamoto.
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 12.00-1.30pm (until 18 December)
Art & Craft Exhibition
Come and visit Akiko in the Pop-Up Little Japan space to see displays of Akiko’s handmade puppets and crafts, as well as work by local Japanese artists.
Saturday 21 November & Saturday 12 December
FREE Origami Workshop
This hands-on workshop includes origami, as well as an introduction to Japanese language.
Saturday 28 November & Saturday 5 December
Akiko Miyamoto’s Solo Puppet Show #2 – Jack and the Beanstalk
Akiko Miyamoto is a puppeteer, actor, clown and puppet maker who has over 30 years experience in theatre and television, including work in Japan, NZ and around the world. Now based in Nelson, she initially trained and worked with Hitomi-Za Puppet Company in Tokyo. She then travelled the world as a puppeteer, before coming to New Zealand. As well as her performance, Akiko teaches exercise at Multicultural Nelson Tasman.