Category Archive: Arts & Culture

Doors Open Toronto 2024: Timeless Japan

JFT is back for Doors Open Toronto on May 25th & 26! We are pleased to present our all-ages programming under the banner of “Timeless Japan” for all to enjoy a dose of nostalgia and learn a bit of history. Continue reading →

Watchlist for National Indigenous Peoples Day

For National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), we invite you to revisit some of our past programming about the indigenous peoples of Japan. Please explore the read/watchlist below as you reflect on the land that you are on, and who the traditional keepers of the land are. Continue reading →

Films About the AINU: Additional Resources & Videos

As a follow-up to last week’s film screenings in recognition of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug 9), we have assembled a collection of films, videos, and additional resources about the Ainu people. 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 →

Animated Short Films by Geidai Students [Doors Open Toronto 2022]

For Doors Open Toronto 2022, the JFT is excited to present an impressive compilation of animated short films that exude vibes of rebirth, new beginnings, and renewed lives. Curated by the independent animation master YAMAMURA Koji. May 28 & 29, 2022. Continue reading →