Japanese Arts in the heart of Oise

2023 edition: September 29 to October 08

Nipponese Arts Festival 

in the borders of the Oise 

For six editions now, Japanese traditions and arts have been invited to the Lisières de l'Oise to help us discover this magnificent country as well as its culture, through several activities: martial arts, music, stories, cinema, facts of arts and workshops.  

And like every year, the festival will begin in the Intercommunal Sports and Cultural Complex located in Couloisy, from September 29 and will end at the Horloge d'Ollencourt, on October 8. Below, we invite you to discover their programming! 

Friday September 29 – 18 p.m. 

A demonstration of Japanese martial arts will be carried out by the different clubs of the Communauté de Communes des Lisières de l'Oise. You will be presented with jiu-jitsu, aikido, karate, judo and saber techniques. This event will be followed by a tasting of Japanese products. 

Saturday September 30 – from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. 

Several workshops will be organized during the day. Starting with a Shiatsu workshop – a Japanese treatment technique using pressure points with the fingers to tone and relax the body -, followed by a cooking workshop and ending with a manga workshop! 

20:30 am 

Time for a concert, with Yokota Keiko, musician practicing Chikuzen biwa. She will perform extracts from Heike monogatari, illustrated by a video projection. 

Sunday October 1 – 15:30 p.m. 

Take advantage of your afternoon to try on a very popular piece of clothing from Japan. Oga Takako, expert in kimonology, will adorn you with magnificent kimonos for this occasion. A tasting of Japanese products will follow.  

Tuesday October 3 – 20 p.m. 


During this cinema evening, you will discover the Japanese film The Red Angel, by Masumura Yasuzô.  


“In 19639, nurse Sakura works in a hospital. One evening, she was attacked by men leaving for the front the next day. Some time later, she found one of her attackers in a field hospital...” 

Wednesday October 4 – 15:30 p.m. 

Asai Hiromi, with his voice, will take you to another world and introduce you to these colorful Japanese stories. 

20:30 am 

Exceptional musician, Taniguchi Takuya, will offer you an unforgettable performance and introduce you to the art of Taiko.  

Thursday October 5 - 20 p.m. 

During this pleasant evening, many Japanese stories will be told to you by the volunteers. de Compiègne-Shirakawa. On the program: revenge, murders, curses, hallucinations and spells! You will then be offered a tasting of Japanese products. 

Friday October 6 – 20:30 p.m. 

A second art feat will be highlighted during this evening; that of calligraphy. Allessandra Laneve, a graduate of Nihon Shuki in Fukuoka, will let her brushes twirl, while Thierry Waziniak and Takahashi Marie will accompany her musically. An astonishing trio that will make you experience a unique evening.

Saturday October 7 – from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. 

New workshops will be offered to you during this day. Discover how to make Tenkoku (seals) as well as Japanese calligraphy! 

From 20:30 p.m. 

A concert is offered to you at the Horloge d'Ollencourt. 

“When a Mongol meets a Japanese, far from ancestral antagonisms, the osmosis of their poetic journey leads, in a whirlwind of images, to essential depths.” 

Sunday October 8, from 11:30 a.m. 

And to end this festival on a good note, what could be better than sharing a good meal? During this event, Shihi – spirit of the forest – will join you to chase away misfortune and demons, bringing you peace and happiness! 


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