The 47 Ronin (Genroku Chushingura) by Kenji Mizoguchi

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December 5th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on December 8th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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DVD screenings in conjunction with Legendary Loyalty: The 47 Ronin in Japanese Prints

Part I:  Monday, December 5, 6:30 pm
Part II: Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm

Following the surpassing popularity and tradition of the classic Kabuki play The Treasury of Loyal Retainers, (Kanadehon Chūshingura), a modern Japanese playwright, Seika Mayama (1878-1948), wrote a series of eleven plays titled Genroku Chūshingura between 1934 and 1941 on the same theme. Based on these plays, master film director Kenji Mizoguchi created an epic piece by the same title in two parts: Part I (1941) and Part II (1942). In spite of the pressure and limits of wartime circumstances, Mizoguchi’s noble images reveal the grandeur of the Genroku period and the philosophical depth of Seika’s literary world.

Reservation Required: online or 416-966-1600 x229


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Starts:
December 5th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
December 5th, 2016 @ 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

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