Discover the magic of Japanese animation with enchanting Studio Ghibli classics like "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" and "Kiki's Delivery Service." Dive into the excitement with activities like the Kids Taiko Workshop, Japanese Calligraphy Workshop, Origami Workshop, Kids Yukata (Casual Kimono) Dressing, Bouncy Ball Scoop, UFO Catcher Crane Game, and Japanese Traditional toys. Plus, don't miss the spectacular collaborative performance featuring Taiko Drum and Japanese Calligraphy!

This delightful event is completely free for children and families. Join in for a day filled with laughter, creativity, and exploration. For more details, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan website.

Free Animation Screening Schedule (All films will be shown in English. / No booking required. On a first-come, first-served basis.)

  • 11am Kiki's Delivery Service (1989 / 103min / PG)
  • 2pm Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986 / 125min / PG)

Brought to you by the Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland Council, Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, and the Japan Foundation.

We can't wait for you to experience this magical time of culture!

Ellen Melville Centre- Japan Fest

Park for $2 per hour, to a maximum of $10 on evenings and weekends at the Victoria St car park. Find out more.

Last updated: 15 December 2023