Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thursday, September 5: Ichimoku-kai (IMK) features a video presentation on RAKUGO

Summer is winding down, so why not get out on the town while it lasts?  Join us at Canada-Japan Society’s ICHIMOKU-KAI at Manpuku on Thursday, September 5th for a great evening of cultural exchange, tasty Japanese food, cold drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!

Ichimoku-kai (IMK) literally means the “first Thursday meeting” and since 1995 it has been the Canada-Japan Society’s signature monthly social event, naturally taking place on the first Thursday of every month.  It is a great place to informally network, make new and interesting friends, practise your Japanese or English, and – most of all – have a good time!  Usually, half the attendees are Japanese and half are Canadian, all with an interest in or connection to Japan.  Attendees receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

At this month's IMK, we will have a special video presentation courtesy of the Consulate-General of Japan's Toronto Office.  Starting at 5:30pm (prior to the start of IMK) we will be screening an episode of Japanology: The Past in the Present, highlighting aspects of Japanese culture and society. Thursday's episode showcases RAKUGO (落語、literally meaning "fallen words"), a traditional form of Japanese comedy; it contains English subtitles, making it a rare and informative documentary on a Japanese art!  After the screening, we will continue with our "regularly scheduled program" - IMK - beginning at 6. 

We hope to see you there - and come early for a good seat!

September 5, 2013
5:30 (Rakugo video); 6-10 pm
Manpuku Japanese Restaurant
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court) 

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members. Discounts are available for groups of three or more people. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff at

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