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Like Asura 阿修羅のごとく

Like Asura  阿修羅のごとく

Four sisters from the Takezawa Family gather for the first time in a long while upon learning their seventy-year-old father has a mistress and a love child. The quartet decides against letting their old mother know about it, and takes the opportunity to reveal their own problems to each other. The oldest sister, Tsunako, has […]

OSAKA HAMLET  大阪ハムレット

OSAKA HAMLET  大阪ハムレット

The film is based on a manga by the same name, which was published between 2005 and 2006 and has been awarded several prizes, including the Osamu Tezuka Short Work Award. Yukio is confused. Soon after his father dies his clumsy uncle shows up unexpectedly, and his mother strangely welcomes him into their family as […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: SHODO GIRLS!! 書道ガールズ!!わたしたちの甲子園

Films at the Embassy of Japan: SHODO GIRLS!! 書道ガールズ!!わたしたちの甲子園

The story is set in Shikoku Chuo City in Ehime Prefecture, the ‘City of Paper’ that boasts the top output of paper in Japan. Due to the long recession, however, the city has lost its former prosperity. Satoko is the captain of the calligraphy club in the local high school and has won many awards […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Three for the Road やじきた道中てれすこ

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Three for the Road やじきた道中てれすこ

In a story set in the Edo period, Yaji lives alone in a ramshackle house, eking out a living sculpting fancy pastries. He is in love with Okino, a popular local courtesan who he feels is beyond his reach. However, to rouse him to action she urges him to help her escape from the pleasure […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: HINOKIO ヒノキオ

Films at the Embassy of Japan: HINOKIO ヒノキオ

Satoru has cut himself off from the world since his mother died in an accident. He refuses any human contact and has shut himself in his room, only coming out to get food that his father leaves for him on the table. His father, a scientist who helps to design robots, gives Satoru a remote […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle 「阪急電車 片道15分の軌跡」

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle 「阪急電車 片道15分の軌跡」

An ordinary train commute and a familiar landscape. A train is a medium for people’s lives and stories. When you look up from the page of your book, when you put away your mobile, a sliver of magic – a life-changing encounter – may be waiting for you. A slight shift in your viewpoint can […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

A special film screening where we are joined by Hideki Wada, who is a doctor and at the same time the film director. In Japan, the world’s most rapidly ageing society, nearly five million people are estimated to live with dementia. With his experience as a doctor for over 20 years in the field of […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers

Suzume is a bored housewife. Due to his job, her husband has been transferred abroad, and her only routine task is feeding his beloved turtle. “Do I really want my life to be this way?” Happening to see a tiny advertisement “Spies Wanted”, she goes to meet a couple, Shizuo and Etsuko, who think that […]

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