Program (2012)

Complete Schedule

Here’s a link to this weekend’s complete schedule : PDF file (76.7 kb – french only)

Main events

Opening ceremony

Saturday 10h00 – Hydro-Québec room
Speech from Nadeshicon’s team and from Charles-Henri Bouchard to launch the 2012 Edition of the festival!

Le métier d’actrice de doublage | Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele

Saturday 11h00 to 12h30 – Hydro-Québec room
Panel on dubbing from the voice actresses who lent their voices to Sakura and Tomoyo in Cardcaptor Sakura (French version). Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele will talk about different aspects of the occupation, will share their experience, then will be available to answer all your questions.

La carte scellée | Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele

Saturday 12h30 to 14h00 – Théâtre de poche
Presentation of the Cardcaptor Sakura second movie : The Sealed Card (French dubbed) with Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele who gave their voices to Sakura and Tiffany.

Doublage en direct | Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele

Sunday 13h00 to 14h00 – Hydro-Québec room
Patricia Legrand and Léa Gabriele will lend their voices once again to Sakura and Tiffany, but this time, right in front of you!

Séance d’autographe | Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele

Sunday 14h00 to 15h30 – Atrium
Autograph session and your chance to meet with Patricia Legrand et Léa Gabriele (Sakura and Tiffany).

Musical Show

Saturday 20h30 to 23h30 – Hydro-Québec room
Show that will include dance from YUKI★ɦareɘm, singing from The Fireflies and rock music from HOSHI★FURU.


Samedi 18h00 à 19h30 – Hydro-Québec room
Masquerade costume contest where fans will be portraying their favorite characters from an anime, manga or video game. The contestants will be able to show the beauty, quality and creativity of their costumes. The prizes will be given on Sunday from 12h00 à 13h00 at the panel room 1 (2300).

Fashion show

Sunday 16h00 to 18h00 – Hydro-Québec room
Fashion show presenting many fashion trends that marked Japan from the acient times up to today’s popular culture.

Martial arts demonstration

Saturday 14h00 to 16h00 – Hydro-Québec room
Japan is fortunate to have retained many of its martial arts and has even developped many more. Come see demonstrations from many different dojos from Québec who will come to show you their skills from centuries-old traditions. Judo, Aikido, Iaido, Kenjutsu, Ninjutsu and more are on the menu. This year, Maxime Chouinard is the organizer of this gathering and will assist in the demonstrations that will take place over the weekend.

Invited groups are :

  • Beauport’s dojo
    Aikibudo : Daniel Tabouret
    Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu : Maxime Tremblay
    Iaido : Olivier Bordry
    Judo : Patrick Roberge
  • Bujinkan Québec
    Bernard Grégoire
  • Club de Kenjutsu de Québec
    Maxime Chouinard
  • Club de Shinkendo de Québec
    Pascal Landry et Dave Bouillon

Le sabre japonais : culture et fabrication | Pierre Nadeau

Saturday 16h00 to 18h00 – Panel room 2 – 2320
The japanese sword is a subject of interest in the Wast as well as in the East. Pierre Nadeau will cover the origin of the famous weapon and its evolution through the ages. He will also discuss the culture surrounding the Japanese sword, it’s manufacture and will end with a video on the subject.

Ryoko Nakajima

Sunday 11h00 to 12h00 – Panel room 1 – 2300
Ryoko Nakajima will honor us with her talent and culinary expertise! She will first present five traditional spring desserts :shitadzutsumi, sanshoku dango, sakuramochi style kansai, jounamagashi and monaka. Her dessert recipes are adapted with ingredients that can be found in Québec city. She will then demonstrate the making of Rikyuu manjuu, a simple recipe that anyone can do at home. Finally, she will talk about Asakusa in Tokyo, the culinary center of the city, including it’s shops and its guidelines when visiting an upscale boutique. The conference will end with a question and answer session. This activity is limited to 30 participants and the registration will be held Sunday morning at the reception.

Double standard du sentiment moral ? | Charles-Henri Bouchard

Sunday 14h00 to 16h00 – Panel room 3 – 2326
What are the motives for action, the moral sentiment of the Japanese as he manages the impact of the earthquake while offering quality product to the world? He accepted democracy and human rights, but Buddhism and Confucianism are still acting on him. Between family life and working hard, at night in big cities, they release their tensions in many bistros and other places for zany fun; do they not have a moral double standard? Do the Christian Churches have some influence?

Komachi Montréal

Sunday 12h00 to 13h00 – Atrium
We will show a few Japanese folk dances from different regions of Japan. You will have the opportunity to dance with us in this Japanese dance workshop.

Spectacle de jonglerie | Ryunosuke Yamazumi

Saturday 13h00 à 13h30 – Atrium
Dimanche 15h30 à 16h00 – Atrium
Extraordinary show from a juggler from Japan. Recipient of several first prizes in Japan and Canada, Ryunosuke Yamazumi has shown this sensational act in galas, for circus companies and for an array of festivals. He always dazzles his audience by using no less than five big balls.

Introduction à la pratique du haïku | Richard Fournier

Saturday from 10h00 to 12h00 – Workshop room (3464)
Sunday from 10h00 to 11h00 – Panel room 1 (2300)
Haiku is a form of short poetry of Japanese origin : 17 syllables on three lines based on proximity with nature, capturing the moment, the simplicity of words. The first workshop provides a theoretical and practical initiation to reading and to the writing rules of classical haiku in French. The Sunday workshop will enrich the experience with haikus that were already produced by the participants.

Cérémonie de fermeture

Sunday 18h00 – Hydro-Québec room
Word from the team to conclude this weekend and to thank you all.