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Japanese Film Screening: Miss Hokusai
March 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join a free screening, hosted by the students of JAPN 418, of the Japanese film Miss Hokusai.
As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale.
Please note that this film is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Advised) and may not be appropriate for all viewers due to some sexual themes and situations.
This event is free, but it will be capped once the maximum capacity is reached. Please register for this event by clicking this link.
No food or drinks permitted. Doors will open at 6:30pm for a prompt start at 7pm.
We appreciate the partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta to support this screening.
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.