★ Oct.6 Sat @ 12:00 PM 【North American Premiere】
2017| 73 min | with English Subtitles
Presented by NHK WORLD-Japan
Free Admission!!!* LIFE Magazine calls Japan’s Edo era master painter Katsushika Hokusai one of 100 people who left the most important achievements of the past millennium. Assisting him behind the scenes however was a woman: his daughter, O-Ei. Since her childhood, O-Ei was captivated by painting. When she returns to the family home after her divorce, she began assisting her father. O-Ei was by his side as he completed his iconic “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield his brush freely, O-Ei became his “brush” and painted on his behalf. It was during this time that she began to cultivate a strong fascination with colors as she finally developed her own painting style.
* First come first served. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening to secure your seat.
★ Oct.6 Sat @ 4:15 PM
★ FREE ADMISSION
2018 | 49 min | with English Subtitles | Presented by NHK WORLD-Japan
Free admission! Take an up-close and personal behind-the-scenes look at Japan’s leading electro-pop trio Perfume’s live concert, “Reframe”. As part of the “This is NIPPON Premium Theater” project aimed towards spreading Japanese culture around the world during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, this show was formed by breaking down past Perfume shows and rebuilding them into a brand-new, unforgettable stage performance. Get ready to be blown away by performances that use cutting-edge technology unlike anything you’ve seen before.
★ Sept.29 Sat @ 3:30 PM
★ FREE ADMISSON
2017 | 49 min | with English Subtitles | Presented and supported by NHK WORLD-Japan
Within Japan, there’s a place that seems to transport visitors to 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 the 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.
*First come first served. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening to secure your seat.