Chikyu Films: Hunt for Matsutake

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April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm

Cost: free

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CHIKYU FILMS 

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.

THE HUNT FOR MATSUTAKE

April 4, 6:30 PM & April 17, 2:00 PM

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa (70min.) 2011

 

This documentary looks at Japanese-Canadian history and the history of Matsutake hunting. Matsutake – a delicacy in Japanese cuisine – can only be found in the wild, and is both a commercial and cultural symbol. The film chronicles annual trips into the forests of Canada in search of the elusive and much sought-after mushroom.

I believe there is something unique about these rare, precious mushrooms. For more than just their earthy aroma, they are special to many Japanese people in North America, symbolizing a connection to Japan yet rooted (literally) in Canadian and American soil. This simple Fall tradition flourished before and now alongside the now multi-million dollar matsutake exporting industry.

By documenting matsutake hunting, I hope to learn about our shared history. Yet perhaps most of all, I would like to tell a simple, sweet, and heartwarming story decades in the making.

Fall can’t come fast enough. – Alejandro Yoshizawa 


Details

Starts:
April 4 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
April 4 @ 7:40 pm
Doors Open:
30 min. before start
Cost:
free
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

2019.04.04 Chikyu Films: HUNT FOR MATSUTAKE

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