Samurai sword fighting, Zen meditation and butoh dancing – those of you who are interested in getting to know these traditional Japanese arts, visit the NIPPON CULTURE programme! Again NIPPON CONNECTION brings you a variety of insights into Japanese culture, classic and modern, besides and on top of the film programme. Stroll through the Japanese yatai market, taste delicious sushi and premium sake, try to dress in a kimono, have a drink at the NIPPON COCKTAIL BAR and relax in the NIPPON LOUNGE. Take a look behind the scenes of Japanese cinema in lectures and interviews with film-makers. Dance all night long at the weekend concerts with MIKABOMB, OZAKA BONDAGE and Kao=S, and join the festival party with DJ Seiji.