Miss Hokusai (百日紅)
Saturday Oct 01 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Film:
Part of Japanese Cinema • 日本映画祭
Directed by Keiichi Hara. Japan. 2015. 90 min. Japanese with English subtitles.
Famed Edo period painter and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai is best known for the iconic woodblock print The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. At the height of his career, Hokusai was famous not only in Japan, but throughout Europe as well. However, few people are aware of the woman who assisted him all her life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. Based on the manga Sarusuberi, by Hinako Sugiura, and directed by Keiichi Hara (Colorful), this is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai's daughter. Miss Hokusai is a lively animated portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.
Read the Hollywood Reporter review.
Special thanks to community partner Kawaii Kon
Opening-night reception: Oct 1, 6-7:30pm: Join us as we kick off a month of Japanese cinema with live painting demonstrations, koto music by Darin Miyashiro, and pūpū by EAT Honolulu. See the menu. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar, featuring shochu by iichiko. Miss Hokusai screens at 7:30pm. $25 general admission | $20 museum members.
See live painting demonstrations during the reception presented by Kawaii Kon. Watch four artists pay homage, in their own styles, to the works of Hokusai and his daughter Katsushika Oi. Paintings will be on sale after completion. Artists: Jon J Murakami, Kaci Horimoto, Michael Cannon, and Tara Tamayori.
Stephen Salel, the museum's curator of Japanese Art, will provide a film introduction addressing the museum’s ukiyo-e collection and current exhibition Visions of Gothic Angels: Japanese Manga by Takaya Miou exhibition on view now.