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August 10 @ 6:30 pm - August 17 @ 8:00 pm

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One event on August 3rd, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 14th, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17th, 2017 at 6:30pm

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World Heritage in Japan Screening Series V

August 17, 2017 6:30 pm <Register Here >

RAIA PRAYS FOR…  

Director Hiroyuki Kurokawa, 2015 (119 min.)
Drama based on Morisawa Akio’s novel by the same title. Themed on the Jomon period 16,500 to 3,000 years ago, a divorcee encounters an ancient culture and embarks on a new chapter in her life. Shot in Aomori Prefecture, the film incorporates mysteriously evocative visuals of the Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Site and Jomon period excavation sites.
Momoko (Suzuki Anju) is a 35-year-old divorcee. She’s a take-charge kind of person, but her emotional wounds have made her fearful of others. One day, she meets archeologist Kumagoro (Ukaji Takashi).
Special thanks to MKII whose generous support made this screening of “Raia Prays For…” possible.

PAST SCREENING INFORMATION;

World Heritage in Japan Screening Series I > JULY 7, 2017 6:30 pm

KONJIKIDŌ GOLDEN HALL OF CHŪSON-JI TEMPLE

Narrated in English, 49 minutes

Konjikidō Golden Hall, the national treasure building, epitomizes Chūson-ji temple and Ōshu Fujiwara culture. In 2011, Hiraizumi’s Cultural Heritage, which includes Chūson-ji, was registered as a World Heritage Site.

The program explores the exterior and interior of Konjikidō Golden Hall, as well as the rise and fall of the Ōshu Fujiwara culture.

 

 

World Heritage in Japan Screening Series II > July 31, 2017 6:30 pm

YAKUSHI-JI

Yakushi-ji Temple was first built in the year 680 by the Emperor Tenmu, who was praying for a cure for the illness of his Empress Uno-no-Sararahime-Miko (later the Empress Jitō). The temple was originally located in Fujiwara-kyō (the capital city from 694 to 710). In 718, it was moved to its present location in the capital at Nara. Due to numerous fires, including the flames of war, the only building that remains of the temple of that period is the Tō-tō (the eastern pagoda, one of two pagodas situated on the east and west). This pagoda is designated as a National Treasure.

 

 

World Heritage in Japan Special Lecture > August 3, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Talk on World Heritage by H.E. Kenjiro Monji, Ambassador of Japan to Canada,

Former Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO, Paris, 2013-2015

“Have you been to the World Heritage sites of UNESCO?”

 

 

World Heritage in Japan Screening Series III > August 10, 2017 6:30 pm

JAPANESE GARDENS

World Heritage in Japan Screening Series IV >  August 14, 2017 6:30 pm 

MAIKO HAAAAN!!!

Director Nobuo Mizuta, 2007 (120 min.)
Watch this quirky comedy that takes place in World Heritage site heavy Kyoto about a salary man’s obsession with a Maiko (apprentice geisha) that leads to an epic competition with a rival.


Details

Starts:
August 10 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
August 17 @ 8:00 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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