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On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
The first North American exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese manga artist, Naoki Urasawa. Considered a modern master, Urasawa combines dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in the development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, and at times underlying fears of humanity.Find out more
Urasawa is considered a modern manga master, combining dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in his development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, and at times underlying fears of humanity. Space is limited!Find out more
Akira Kurosawa's RASHOMON tells the story of an incident in a Japanese forest between a thief (Toshiro Mifune), a samurai, and his wife. Almost the entire movie occurs in flashback with each character relaying their version of what happened. Each version is so wildly different that it’s hard to know what the truth is.Find out more
Based on an inspiring true story, Yoko the Cherry Blossom chronicles the life of a high school teacher in WWII era rural Japan. When his beloved students get called upon to join the imperial forces, he has no choice but to send them off, with the promise that they would all meet again under the beautiful cherry blossoms on the school grounds upon their return...Find out more
Enjoy a beautiful, live koto harp performance by renowned local artist Madame Yoko Awaya and a mini-workshop on how to paper marble handheld-fans. Traditional Japanese New Year decorations, art activities, games and Japanese tea & treats will round out the experience.Find out more