Art & Design

Zipangu Fest 2012

14 - 16 September 2012, London

The 3rd Zipangu Fest returns early this autumn with its unique brand of curation of rare and cutting-edge gems from Japanese cinema. This year the festival will be held at The Cinema Museum in London from September 14th to 16th 2012.


This year the festival will be held at The Cinema Museum, situated within the former Lambeth Workhouse, which was at one-time home to a young Charlie Chaplin. To coincide with such an atmospheric setting, this year’s Reel Zipangu theme celebrates the legacy of celluloid film within a rapidly digitalising world, with the majority of screenings projected from 16mm or 35mm film.


Within the Reel Zipangu theme, this year’s festival-goers can look forward to
a selection of unusual cinematic rarities, heritage pieces, experimental works and a silent film with an original live score by Minima, one of Europe’s leading bands for performing accompaniment soundtracks to silent films.


Filmgoers to Zipangu Fest’s opening night, which includes three shorts can enjoy a free pouch of Joe and Seph’s gourmet popcorn.


Special guests include: Encounters director/animator Takashi Iitsuka,Encounters’ Takashi Iitsuka, Saudade director Katsuya Tomita and Saudade screenwriter Toranosuke Aizawa.


For more news and further reveals on this year’s festival lineup, please visit the festival website at, their Facebook page at and Twitter at



£10 for opening night, and under £10 for all other screenings/events.

14 - 16 September 2012

The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, Kennington, London SE11 4TH

Zipangu Fest