Japan not only fascinates with art forms that have been developed and constantly refined over many centuries. Young people in particular are enthusiastic about everyday and popular culture from Japan, e.g. Japanese comics (manga), cartoons (anime) and movies in general. However, Japanese cuisine, kimono and other facets of Japanese fashion, sports and games are also enjoying increasing popularity.

You can experience some of these aspects from time to time in the EKŌ Center.

Prize-winning works of the 17th Manga Drawing Contest (June 22 – July 28, 2023)

Movie screenings in the EKŌ Hall
in cooperation with the Japanese Cultural Institut Cologne (The Japan Foundation)

Lecture Series Yōkai, yūrei, Lucky Gods and more – Supernatural powers in Japan
(Juli 2022 until June 2023)