Movie – Kurara

Posted on: October 11th, 2018
December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

December Screening
Kurara -The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter-
(眩 -北斎の娘-

Runtime: 73 min

NHK’s handsome dramatization of the life of O-Ei, the daughter of Hokusai, one of Japan’s most renowned 19th-century ukiyo-e artists.

O-Ei, herself a brilliant painter, married but soon returned home to become her father’s assistant. She was by Hokusai’s side as he completed his iconic “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield a brush, O-Ei painted for him and devoted her life to art, founding her own style of painting while helping her father.

Starring Aoi Miyazaki, Ryukei Matsuda, Hiroki Miyake and Kimiko Yo

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free
(donations to JCCC gratefully accepted)

Preceded by Alice Shin’s short film HARU’S NEW YEAR with the director and cast members in attendance.

’Haru’s New Year’ is a short film about isolation and solitude in a new land. Having recently arrived in Canada on New Year’s Eve, Haru finds difficulty in relating to the other girls at school on account of language barriers while searching for a new friend.

Please see here for more information about ‘Haru’s New Year’.