Culture & Education


Japanese Materials Lending Service

We are lending Japan-related items, DVD and books at Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland.



The Latest Japan Video Topics
2022/2023 No.3 1. The Beauty of Moss  4'58''
2. Seiyu Schools - Creating Anime Voice Actors  4'51"
3. Soma Nomaoi Horse Festival  5'11"

Web Japan (Japan Video Topics) : Video clips on Japan

DVD List for Loan
  • Bonseki (24'36'')
  • Japan: Fascinating Diversity (120'00.)
  • Japan Torism Agency Visit Japan (26'23'')
  • Enjoy! Japanese Food (11'00'')
  • Japanese Seafood Exports - The Secret behind the Quality (14'30'')
  • Delicious NIPPON (30'00'' x 4)
  • A Glimpse into Japan (5'00'')

Cultural Items Available for Borrowing

There are a variety of cultural items available for loan from the Consulate-General of Japan for use at school events and other cultural events that are open to and include the general public. Items can be booked by downloading a loan form and faxing or emailing it to us.

Some items will require a suitably large vehicle for their transportation from the Consulate to your school or centre where the items are to be used. In order to determine whether or not your vehicle is suitable please consult with the Consulate staff member in charge of lending the cultural items.

The equipment is lent free of charge, but with the understanding that the borrower will pay for repair or replacement costs should damage or loss occur. The lending period is usually not longer than TWO WEEKS, unless special prior arrangement is made.

Japanese Cultural Items
Display Items
  • National flags x 6
  • Paper lanterns x 17
  • Decorative straw hats for festivals (hanagasa) x 11
  • Koinobori (Children Day carp streamers) x 2 sets
  • Japanese Kite Set
  • Happi (black & white) x 80
  • Okinawan G8 Summit happi (yellow) x 25
  • Women yukata and obi x 5
  • Men yukata and obi x 5
  • Women geta x 5
  • Men geta x 5
  • Women's simple kimono set x 4
Cultural Equipment
  • Calligraphy sets x 3
  • Japanese toy set, including kendama and spinning tops
  • Taiko drums x 2 (Medium, Small)

<<Please note>>
  • Happi jackets and Yukata must be washed and ironed before return.
  • We do not courier loan items.

Loan Form for Download

When requesting use of our resources, please download the appropriate loan form and submit the completed loan form to our office by Email.

Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland
Email: pr(AT)

*Please replace (AT) with @ in all of the listed E-mails due to spam protection.

Download loan form here