Japanese Film Night: Nabbie's Love

Course Dates: 01/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at Citylit.The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
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Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £5.00

Course Code: LJW07

Available start dates 

Fri, eve, 01 Jul - 01 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

"Nabbie's Love - Nabi-no-Koi" is set on the musical island of Aguni, a part of the beautiful Okinawa Islands. You can't help singing, you can't help falling in love. This film comes from Southern Island to make you happy!

What will we cover?

There will be a brief introduction to the film in which we will cover aspects of the geography, language, dance, music and culture of a little known Japanese island.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture
• Appreciate Japanese film
• Widen your knowledge of Japan through discussion.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Open to all levels. No particular skills are necessary, only an interest in Japan and Japanese culture.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a short presentation by the tutor before the film and an opportunity for discussion and reflection on the film afterwards.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Just your curiosity!

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please check the Citylit website for Japanese courses and workshops.

Chikako Nakagawa

Chika has over 27 years of experience as a Japanese teacher, 23 of which she has spent at City Lit. Her work was recognised with a Teacher of the Year award in 2017. She has a teaching diploma and a Degree in Fine Art. Since coming to the UK from Yokuska, Japan, in the late 1980s, Chika travelled extensively as a performance artist, taught Zig and Zag Japanese on the Big Breakfast TV show, and wrote pieces about Japanese life for various publications. Chika encourages her students to experience every aspect of Japanese culture, which she supports by introducing food, onsen, music and etiquette in her classes, as well as running special film night events at City Lit. Chika is constantly researching new methods to introduce students to the joy of learning, encouraging self- discovery and connection through class activities. Chika’s love of art and performance is reflected in her inspirational teaching materials, including original hand drawn certificates for student achievements which are displayed in the City Lit 100 years exhibition. Teaching and learning Japanese is a joy that Chika wants to share with everyone.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.