The movie that was featured at the opening and closing ceremonies for Japanese Film Week 2017 will be screened again.

Place: Jesuit Culture Center- Alexandria

Time: 25th of March- 7 pm~

*Free Entry

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About the movie:

Akanezora (2007/ 120 min.)

Akanezora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akanezora takes a story about a craftsman dedicated to making a popular Japanese staple food “Tofu”*, which perhaps best represents the dietary culture of Japan, and sets his tale in colorful locale among the lively people of mid-18th century Edo (present day Tokyo) to create a touching human drama.

A young man named Eikichi comes from Kyoto to Edo to open a tofu shop in a friendly neighborhood. He meets a feisty local girl, Ofumi, who befriends him as he sets up his shop. They eventually get married and have children while trying to overcome the difficulties stemming from cultural differences between the two ancient capitals, Kyoto and Edo, including the preferred taste of tofu itself. Soon, the children grow up and have to bear the brunt of other tofu-shop owners’ animosity towards his family for his father’s refusal to comply with Edo’s ways of running a business.

This film is based on an award-winning novel, and is basically a story about family – the ties that bind husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and the quirks of fate that threaten to pull them apart.

Cast: Masaaki Uchino as Eikichi/ Denzo, Miki Nakatani as Ofumi, Renji  Ishibashi as Seibei, Shima Iwashita as Oshino

Director: Masaki Hamamoto

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*Tofu: Tofu is cheese made from soybeans. Soybeans are mashed and water is added.  Then the mixture is cooked and magnesium chloride is added to make it firm.