The Japan Media Arts Festival, organized by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, is an annual festival that brings together new Japanese media works, divided into four categories: art, entertainment, animation and manga.
Awards are given to participants of each of the categories and this year the grand prizes go to Yoshihiro Yamamoto’s “Plain Voices” film; Tsubasa Ohyagi, Baba Kanpei, Takeshi Nozoe and John Powell’s live-streamed “Space Balloon Project”; Akiyuki Shimbo’s animation “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”; and Hisae Iwaoka’s manga “Saturn Apartments”; till March 4.
The National Art Center, Tokyo; (03) 6415-8500; 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Nogizaka Station, Chiyoda Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). Free admission. Closed Feb. 28. www.megei.jp.