RESCHEDULED Free Japanese film showing – May 2013 “Summer Days With Coo”

先週[せんしゅう]、『河童[かっぱ]のクウと夏[なつ][やす]み』の上映[じょうえい](= showing)をキャンセルしました。教室[きょうしつ]に問題[もんだい]がありました。


Rescheduled Event: FREE Japanese film showing 2013 – dues to some incidents, the originally scheduled showing was cancelled. We are now confident at showing the film, so have rescheduled our showing event. Please come along!

"Summer Days With Coo" 『河童のクゥと夏休み』

NEW Date: Wednesday 22 May 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: L3

Contact: Diane Kenning at School of Arts at 838 4932 or


FREE Admission!
No booking required!
English subtitles!



Director: Keiichi Hara

2007 | 138 min | M

Voice: Futo Tomizawa, Naoki Tanaka, Naomi Nishida

 2008 Japan Academy Awards : Animation in Excellency

It is summer, and fourth grade student Koichi stumbles across a dormant kappa (a Japanese mythical water creature) on his way home from school. He names his new friend ‘Coo’.

Despite the warm hospitality from Koichi’s family, Coo finds it difficult to adjust to the Tokyo lifestyle, especially when the media discover his existence. Koichi decides to help Coo by reuniting him with his family, and the two set off on a journey of bonding they will never forget.

Presented by The Consulate- General of Japan, The University of Waikato and The Japan Foundation

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