Join us for “Hello Japan - the Kids Japanese Festival”, happening Friday 22 January 2021 during the school holiday at Ellen Melville Centre to explore the Japanese culture!

Enjoy amazing Japanese animation movies such as Ponyo + fun activities. This is a free event offering children and families. We invite you to watch, laugh, create, and explore with us. Please visit Consulate-General of Japan website for more details. (Please note that this event will be held only under NZ Covid-19 Alert level 1 or lower.)

Free Japanese Animation Screening (film will be shown in English / Registration required)

“... it’s hard to imagine a better kids’ movie than PONYO. Magic.” - EMPIRE

One morning near his seaside home, five year old Sosuke discovers a goldfish he names Ponyo, her head stuck in a jam jar. He rescues her, and fascinated with each other, they promise to stay firm friends. When Ponyo's father, a powerful underwater sorcerer, forces her to return to the ocean depths, Ponyo is determined to join Sosuke on the surface and become human. What follows is an amazing underwater adventure for all ages.

(Year of Production: 2008 • Runtime: 103 min • Languages: English)

Presented by Ellen Melville Centre and Auckland Council and Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland and the Japan Foundation.

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Last updated: 16 December 2020