March 15 ~ April 23, 2019

@JFT, Admission Free, Registration Required

This spring, we will feature a series of films, CHIKYU FILMS, which will share the stories and people who examine the close relationship to our environment, our earth, or Chikyu 地球 in Japanese.


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00 PM

Documentary by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang (2015) 74 minutes

Inspired by the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the seminal environmental book The One Straw Revolution, the film weaves together meditative landscapes, and inspiring stories from some of the world’s foremost figures in the natural farming movement. Together they give modern-day relevance to age-old ideas about food, environmentalism, and happiness.


Friday March 15, 2019 6:30 PM

Feature anime by visionary Masaaki Yuasa (2017) 107 minutes

Kai is a lonely teenage boy who lives in a small fishing village. One day, he meets and befriends Lu, a fun-loving mermaid whose singing is hypnotic to all who hear it.

The Gift of Beate

Wednesday March 20, 2019 6:30 PM

Documentary by Tomoko Fujiwara (92 minutes.) 2004

This March, during International Women’s Month, we will be sharing the story about the pioneering women behind the inclusion of two important articles in the Japanese Constitution: Basic Human Rights and Equality of the Sexes.

Stay tuned, the April CHIKYU FILMS will be announced soon.