FREE Japanese film showing in May 2018

Date Thursday 10 May 2018
Time 7pm
Where L3 Lecture Theatre
Contact Athena Chambers
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Admission Cost Free

Free Admission No booking required English Subtitles

A Tale of Samurai Cooking

Director : Yuzo Asahara
Cast: Aya Ueno, Kengo Kora, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi
2013 | 121min. | PG

A True Love Story

Funaki Dennai laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Funaki's son. It features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection "Ryori Mugonsho" and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time.

Presented by Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, The Japan Foundation, The University of Waikato