Do you like Japanese? Do you like films? Why not join us at the Japan Foundation, Toronto for “Japanese through Films”!
In this class, focusing on conversation, students will first gather at the Japan Foundation, Toronto to buff up their knowledge before going to a screening of “A Tale of Samurai Cooking.” There will then be a follow-up class held after everyone has seen the film, where students can share their thoughts as well as try their own hand at transposing scenes to a modern setting – all in Japanese!
※ Please note that this is an intermediate-level (JFS B1/JLPT N3) language class, designed for students who already have a fair knowledge of the Japanese language. If you are not sure if this class is the right level for you, please feel free to contact us!
Class Content & Schedule:
This class runs for two Thursdays in January, with a Sunday film screening in between!
・ Day 1: Thursday, January 12 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Learn about the history of the movie and the language used
・ Day 2: Sunday, January 15 (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm): Attend the screening of “A Tale of Samurai Cooking”
・ Day 3: Thursday, January 19 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Discuss the movie and put your own personal twist on favourite scenes
Great cook Haru has married into the legendary “Kitchen Samurai” family. But her husband who is the successor of the family can’t cook at all. Haru makes a vow to make him a superb samurai chef, and starts teaching her new husband how to cook. Directed by Yuzo Asahara, known for “Free and Easy” series, the film stars Aya Ueto “Oshin” (2013) as Haru, along with Kengo Kora “A Story of Yonosuke” (2012) as her husband Yasunobu, supported by the veteran actors Kimiko Yo “Departures” (2008), Toshiyuki Nishida “Outrage Beyond” (2012), and aromas and flavors of Kaga cuisine.