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Frozen Land

The exhibition Frozen Land showcases the beauty of cold northern nature with snowy landscapes and frosted trees. The photographs on display share the theme of Nordic winter landscapes, and embody the moment at which they were taken and the atmosphere in nature.  The photographs in this exhibition were taken in the course of several winters… Read more »

Elastic Alliances -exhibition

The past few years have taken our necessity to adapt to a whole new level. What is considered normal has been stretched as much in the everyday as in artists’ creative processes. Despite economic and social distress, artists have kept on with their work, and collaboration between creatives has kept on happening. The exhibition presents… Read more »

Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren – curator’s talk

The curator of the exhibition Frans Autio will give a curator’s talk and tell more about the exhibition on Thursday March 17th at 6pm (in English, interpreted in Japanese) via Zoom. Registration open until March 16th. Frans Autio. Photo: Rolf Autio. Frans Autio is doctoral researcher in Doctoral programme in history and cultural heritage, at University of… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2022 Celebration

The Finnish Institute in Japan wishes every girl and woman a hopeful International Women’s Day and encourages everybody to #BreakTheBias. Imagine a diverse, equitable and inclusive world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together we can force women’s equality…because we can #BreakTheBias. Come and meet us Tuesday March 8th at 9AM-10AM in front of the National Azabu… Read more »

Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren

The exhibition examines Kaija and Heikki Siren’s long-term relationship with Japan, and features their wooden architecture in both Finland and Japan.  The Finnish architect couple Kaija Siren (née Tuominen, 1920–2001) and Heikki Siren (1918–2013) designed and realised several projects for Japan, a country much admired by numerous Finnish architects. The extensive collection of articles on the Sirens’ architecture published… Read more »

Åland 100 Knitting Competition Winners

The winners of the hugely popular Åland 100 Knitting competition have now been selected, thank you so much to everyone who participated! All of the entries were excellent, so the decision was really hard to make, but in the end Ms. Megumi Shibata was chosen as the winner with her lovely Åland-coloured cardigan! Prizes will… Read more »

Miila Westin: Mythical

Have you heard of Rongoteus or Ägräs? Miila Westin’s exhibition of Finnish mythical beings is part of her Master of Arts thesis in Aalto University. While researching the Finnish ancient religion the illustrator noticed how abundantly there were myths and stories which were not a part of the national epic of Karelia and Finland, The… Read more »

Grandmother square blanket instructions

A special Knitting Club for combining the grandmother square blankets will be held on Monday December 13th at 13–14:30PM. The event will be held as a hybrid event on site at the Metsä Pavilion as well as online on Zoom! There are no strict rules about the size of the blanket, so you may make… Read more »

Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Tokyo Exhibition

– Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature The legacy of modernism is still strongly present in the day-to-day lives of Finns. The Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature exhibition showcases this history, design and art of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibition sheds a light on the… Read more »

Hallå Tokyo!

Welcome! The Finnish Institute in Japan will be hosting the annual Finnish-Swedish Week from Monday November 8th to Friday November 12th. This year’s events will discuss the Finnish-Swedish people in politics, entrepreneurship and entertainment outlining the impact of they have made both in Finland as well as internationally! The week will traditionally end with the… Read more »