Film Screening: Maiko Haaaan!!!

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August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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World Heritage in Japan Screening Series IV

August 14, 2017 6:30 pm  [REGISTRATION CLOSED. Thank you for your interest]

MAIKO HAAAAN!!!

Director Nobuo Mizuta, 2007 (120 min.)

Japanese with English subtitles 

 

Story
A comedy about the life of a man who pursues his dream to play Yakyuken (strip-poker like game) with maiko (an apprentice geisha). Directed by Mizuta Nobuo of Boy Meets Ghost (Hanada Shonenshi Yurei to Himitsu no Tonneru). Script by Kudo Kankuro of Kisarazu Cats’ Eye. Onizuka Kimihiko (Abe Sadao) is a devoted admirer of maiko. His relocation to the Kyoto branch finally comes true, Kimihiko finishes with his lover, Fujiko (Shibasaki Kou) and goes to his new post. Kimihiko is recognized by the President for his contribution to the company business, and he is taken to a teahouse (where maiko work) as his reward. Just when Kimihiko is going to play his long-waited Yakyuken, Naito (Tsutsumi Shinichi), a professional baseball player, barges in, and the game is put on hold. Annoyed Kimihiko decides to become a professional baseball player in order to beat Naito. In the meantime, Fujiko, who is unable to forget Kimihiko, follows him to Kyoto and starts training to become a maiko. The battle between Kimihiko and Naito carries on and on. Fujiko, who has become a maiko, gets involved, and the story becomes totally unpredictable. Would Kimihiko be able to play Yakyuken in the end?

 

Trailer here >

 

Official Site
http://www.maikohaaaan.com/index.html

(c)2007 Maiko Haaaan!!! Film Partners


Details

Starts:
August 14 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
August 14 @ 8:30 pm
Doors Open:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Required
Language:
Japanese with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info@jftor.org
Website:
www.jftor.org

Venue

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org

Registration

2017 07 07 World Heritage in Japan Screening Series

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