Japan and animé fans! Have you heard of the film Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, featuring the untold story of the daughter of iconic Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai?
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), will feature a free screening of this award-winning animation film tomorrow, February 27 (Saturday) from 3:30p.m. at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 1 (6th level of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA) as part of the Nihongo Fiesta 2016, JFM’s annual event celebrating the colorful culture and arts of Japan and showcasing the Japanese language (don’t you love the soothing, often sing-song rhythm of their language? But don’t worry, the film will be shown with English subtitles!). Admission to the film screening is free but numbered tickets will be issued on a first-come, first served, one ticket per person basis only from 10 AM tomorrow at the entrance of Shang Cineplex Cinema 1.
Here’s some more information on the film from JFM: Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai is the untold story of Katsushika Hokusai’s daughter O-Ei: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited, utterly outspoken, and highly talented woman and artist, unfolding thorough the changing seasons in Japan. Master Hokusai is one of the most globally famous Japanese artists. His works inspired Monet and Debussy. His Great Wave off Kanagawa is so iconic that it can be seen on t-shirts and coffee mugs all over the world. However, very few are aware of his daughter, and how she contributed to her father’s art. The film won various awards including Jury Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015, Satoshi Kon Award and Audience Award at Fantasia International Film Festival 2015.
You might also be interested in these other activities also happening tomorrow at Shangri-La Plaza in celebration of the Nihongo Fiesta 2016: