Tomodachi: Japanese Cultural Celebration at the Shang

Say “konnichiwa” to anything and everything Japanese as preferred lifestyle hub and patron of culture and the arts Shangri-La Plaza welcomes July with a blast of activities, events, and presentations that celebrate Japan and its richness and diversity.

Dubbed Tomodachi, Shang’s July line-up promises an exciting anthology of cultural pleasures that pay homage to the Land of the Rising Sun. The festivities commence with the highly-anticipated Eiga Sai 2013 (Japanese Film Festival organized by the Japan Foundation, Manila, Embassy of Japan and Film Development Council of the Philippines) from July 4-14 at Cinema 2 of the Shang Cineplex, which happens side by side with The World Heritage in Japan Exhibit from July 3 to 11 at the Grand Atrium, Level 2 of the mall’s Main Wing.

Head over to the East Atrium for Endless Discovery, an origami and cultural exhibit mounted from July 3 to 5, at the Level 1 lobby and July 6-14 at the East Atrium, East Wing. Immerse in an eye-catching preview of Japanese artistry through a display of creations by Origami Pilipinas, as well as other unique pieces—from yukatas and kimonos, to the iconic Daruma doll and dioramas from the Embassy of Japan.

Kids and teens also get the chance to learn how to make their own origami with the Origami Workshop for Kids and Teens, to be held on July 6 at the East Atrium from 1-2pm (Kids) and 2-3pm (Teens).

For Japanese toy lovers, Destination Imagination, a Japanese toy exhibit, will happen from July 12-14 at the Grand Atrium, Level 2, Main Wing. Indulge your passion for these one-of-a-kind toys as brands the likes of Kimi Dolls, Tomica, Battle Borg, Gage-ing, Gundam, Sylvanian, and Capsule Machines will be displaying and selling their items during the event. Giant statues of famous Japanese cartoon robots will also be mounted; and a cosplayer meet-and-greet will be held for those who enjoy the hobby.  This event is made possible by our partners Ban Kee Trading, Hero TV, Toys R’ Us and Rustan’s Department Store.

Finally, music is still very much in the mix, as the Shang kicks off the Shang Orchestra Series on July 13 and 27, 6pm at the East Atrium, Mid-Level 2/3. Debuting the series is July’s featured group, the Angono Chamber Orchestra, serenading mall guests and patrons with soothing harmonies and iconic pieces and a hint of our favorite Japanese show tunes like “Voltes 5” and “Cherry Blossoms”.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, contact (63 2) 370-2500 loc. 301/ 598.


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