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EventDusseldorf Japanese Film Week

January 20, 2018


Come and join us for our unique screening event at Dusseldorf Japanese Film Week!

NHK World will bring drama and documentary works to Dusseldorf Japanese Film Week! The screening starts at 8pm.

Screening 1
Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter (73 mins)
The act of painting was always kurara to O-Ei, the daughter of the Edo period master painter Katsushika Hokusai. Since her childhood, she was captivated by painting. O-Ei marries a town painter, but she soon chooses art over marriage and divorces him. Once she returns to the family home, she begins assisting her father. O-Ei is by his side as he completes his iconic “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield his brush freely, O-Ei becomes his “brush” and paints on his behalf. It’s during this time that she starts to grow a strong fascination with colors as she finally develops her own painting style. NHK WORLD TV depicts the story of this remarkable woman in the historical drama.

Screening 2
NHK Documentary
A Tale of Love and Honor: Life in Gion (49 mins)

Within Japan, there's a place that's like another world: Gion, in Kyoto. When night falls in this historic district, nearly 100 geiko, or traditional entertainers, make their way to teahouses to perform classical arts, such as music and dance, for carefully selected guests. Kimi Ota, 77, is proprietress of a 200-year-old teahouse. Throughout its history, it has always been run by a woman. The proprietress cannot marry, and must have a daughter who can someday take over. Peer behind the curtain into the unique and alluring world of Kyoto's teahouses.

Meet Domo
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a picture with our brown, furry monster. Domo is eager to see you all there!

Venue: BLACK BOX - Kino im Filmmuseum Düsseldorf Schulstr. 4 40213 Düsseldorf
Time: 4:10pm and 7:10pm

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