Participation is free! This year's Golden Week schedule is set with a kids park, a lakeside night cinema that parents and children can enjoy, live performances by Scandinavian artists, and a farmers market! -metsä's GW2024-
"Metsä Village" (Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture), one of the largest facilities in Japan where you can experience the Nordic lifestyle, is holding a "Metsä Village" (Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture) event, where you can enjoy a whole day for free during Golden Week, a long spring holiday.GW2024'', we will be holding a ``Kids Park'', ``Night Cinema - A selection of Scandinavian movies that can be enjoyed by parents and children'', and live performances by Finnish artists. During the period, a farmers market will also be held where you can see the faces of the producers and shop safely and securely.
"metsänoGW(Golden Week)2024"(free entrance)
■ Details: https://metsa-hanno.com/event/30499/
1. Kids Park~Adults can relax by the lake, while children can have fun moving their bodies.
For spring only, a kids park will open on the lawn by the lake. Based on the concept of ``having fun while using your body,'' we have a full lineup of play equipment such as ball pool tents, lawn sleds, and ``Kenkenpa.''
■ Period:2024 Thursday, April 4th - 5Monday 12th (Sun)
■ Time:10:00-16:00 (Cancelled due to rain)
■Location: Nordic Square
2. Enjoy high-quality Scandinavian movies for parents and children at a lakeside theater & Finnish artist'sChill out at twilight with live music
The market hall, where you can enjoy shopping during the day, transforms into a movie theater after sunset.
Scandinavian movies from Norway, Sweden, and Finland are set up on an outdoor screen in a lakeside location with a pleasant breeze, and can be enjoyed by children, adults, and even dogs.3Works will be screened on a rotating basis. Before the screening, Finnish artistAino(Aino)'s Twilight Live will also be held at the same time. Perfect for a chill-out time at dusk.
■ Schedule:2024 Years5Month3 Sun (Fri) - 5Month5Sun (Sun)
■Time: ① Twilight Live18:00-18:20 ②Movie screening19: 00- (Cancelled due to rain)
■Location: Special venue in front of the market hall
■Name sponsor: Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Norway, Embassy of Finland
Live performance with songs in Japanese, English, and Finnish
②Night Cinema ~A selection of Scandinavian movies that can be enjoyed by parents and children~
This is a special three-day event where high-quality Scandinavian movies that are normally not available for viewing will be screened for free. In time for Golden Week, we have selected works that even children can enjoy!
【 5/3(Friday) Constitution Day] Norway “Rosband”Works selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japanese subtitled version)
A lovely yet energetic youth music road movie from Norway. ``Rossband Immortale'' is a band consisting of Grimm, a drummer who is saddened by the discord between his parents, and Axl, a guitarist and vocalist who is tone-deaf and has a lot of assumptions. In order to participate in the Norwegian Rock Tournament, Tilda, a 9-year-old cello girl, and Mattin, a famous driver from the neighborhood, head to Tromsø, a town in the far north.
Will the four of them be able to safely reach Tromsø and perform at the rock tournament? Director Christian Loh, known as a master of children's films, depicts the rich natural scenery of Scandinavia as a backdrop.
The director's latest film "Little Ella"4Month5Sunday (Friday) theatrical release https://culturallife.co.jp/little-ella/
Director: Christian Law/2018Produced in year/94Minutes/Norway/Sweden/FILMBIN AS © 2018 ALLE RETTGHETER FORBEHOLDT
【5/4(Sat) Green Day] Sweden “The Movie: Nils’s Mysterious Journey” (Japanese version)
One day, Nils, a mischievous boy who lives in a rural village in southern Sweden, breaks his promise to the fairy Tomte and is magically reduced in size. However, as a result of this, he becomes able to talk to animals, and along with Morten the goose and Carrot the hamster, he sets out on a journey as a member of a flock of geese. Through his adventures, Nils learns courage, responsibility, and cooperation.
From 1980NHKBased on the TV anime series "Nils's Mysterious Journey" that was broadcast on1983Theatrical version produced in . Mamoru Oshii also participated in the direction, and it was produced by almost the same staff as the TV anime version, but it has never been released.
Director: Nagayuki Toriumi, Masami Anno, Mamoru Oshii/1983Produced in year/97Minute
【5/5(Sun) Children's Day]Finland “Comet in Moominland Puppet Animation” (Japanese dubbed version)
“Adult Puppet Moomin” is now available in an even more beautiful image! Supervised by Tove himself, 1978 From the year 1982 Made in Poland inTVThis work has been revived as a beautiful feature film by color correction and re-editing of the series.
The original work is one of the masterpieces among the Moomin stories.1``Comet in Moominland'' is said to be one of the best. A very important work in which Moomintroll, Snufkin, and Snoke's daughter meet for the first time. It is said that the original author, Tove Jansson, loved the work, as it is impressive with its beautiful, ``richly colored'' background and carefully crafted accessories, mainly puppets made of felt.
The theme song is performed by Icelandic songstress Björk, and the Japanese dubbed version features veteran voice actors who have appeared in many popular works, including Minami Takayama, Ikuko Tani, and Takashi Nakao.
Director: Maria Lindberg/2010Produced in year/75Minutes/Finland, Poland, Austria
3. Farmers Market - A safe and secure place to shop where you can see the faces of the producers.
For the first time, we will hold an outdoor market where vegetables, flowers, food, and other items made with love by farmers and producers will be gathered.
■ Schedule:2024Years4Month27(Sat)28Sun (Sun)
■ Time:10:00-16:00 (Cancelled due to rain)
■Location: metsä Aukio