Flowing from the pen

lifestyle December 06, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

Popular bookstore Kinokuniya celebrates the art of anime with a manga festival on the sixth floor of Isetan from today until Saturday.



Saturday will be of particular interest to manga fans as it brings three Japanese manga artists in for book signings. Kouzuki Rin of “Kokuyou no Sheikh wa Ai o Sasayaku” will be on hand from 11 to noon; Miyoshi Naohito with “Yu-Gi-Oh” from 1 to 2.10pm; and Verginia Nitouhei with “Isekai Izakaya Nobu” from 3 to 4pm.

Get your tome signed by showing a payment receipt of more than Bt400. Find out more by calling (02) 255 9834.

Dancing in the dark

“Exodus: the 13th International Butoh Festival Thailand 2018” rounds out the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre’s “Performative Arts Festival” with performances and workshops continuing through December 15.

Japan's Fujieda Mushimaru leads the “Natural Physical Poetry” workshop on Saturday and Sunday at Room 401 while Ledoh facilitates a second intensive workshop at the studio on the same floor on December 15.

Mushimaru performs butoh from tomorrow to Sunday and Store House Company takes its turn on the stage on December 14 and 15,

For more information or reservations, call (094) 494 5104, or email: bkkbutoh@gmail.com.

The way we were

Aphisit Sidsunthia examines the aftertaste of sensual perception in the aptly named solo show “Aftertaste” on display at the People’s Gallery of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until December 27.

The centre is open daily except Monday from 10am to 9pm. For more information, call (02) 214 6630.

Down on the farm

Jim Thompson Farm in Nakhon Ratchasima kicks off its popular farm tour on Saturday and invites Thais and tourists to get out of Bangkok and see where the brand grows its vegetables, and weaves its silk and cotton products. Tour the vegetable and flower plantations, witness the multiple stages of silk production and learn more about the fascinating cultures and traditions of the Isaan region.

The event runs through January 6 and is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets cost from Bt90 to Bt150 at Thai Ticket Major. Call (02) 262 3456 or visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.

Let’s talk news

Nation TV 22 brings its “Fan Day” back to life with an event at Halls 201-203 of Bitec Bangna on December 16 at 12.30pm.

The upcoming event features seminars by established anchormen Kanok Ratwongsakul, Teera Tanyapaibul and Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham and mini concerts by Hope Family, Chompoo Fruity and Suthep Prayoonpithak.

Tickets cost from Bt1,000 to Bt2,000 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.