Camera Japan 2016: Line-up And Recommendations
Next month, on Wednesday the fifth of October, the 11th edition of the Camera Japan Festival will start. Beginning in Rotterdam and moving a week later to Amsterdam for its last few days, it's a Dutch festival celebrating Japanese culture in general and Japanese films in particular.
For me, it's one of my three yearly festival highlights (Amsterdam's Imagine and Rotterdam's IFFR being the other two). It provides me with a chance to see anime in a cinema, join lectures on Japanese subjects, and enjoy some great food and drink.
You can check out this year's complete line-up of films and events on the Camera Japan website (this is the link), and the venues used have started selling tickets already. Which means it's time to provide you all with a gallery, showing a selection of the things we're really looking forward to. Please add your own in the comments, and tell us what we missed!
This picture shows last year's festival at the Rotterdam-based Lantaren Venster venue. Even if you don't intend to go see films, it's always worth a visit due to the stalls, exhibitions, food, books... in a previous year the festival had re-created a Tokyo manga cafe, complete with maids, in other years you could wrestle or even get a massage, or learn origami...
For our recommendations for this year, click the sides of this image to flick though the gallery, as there is bound to be something for everyone.