` Films at the Embassy of Japan: NHK World Documentaries

Films at the Embassy of Japan: NHK World Documentaries

Co-organised by the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) and NHK World Japan

Wednesday 27 February 2019
Open 18:00 | Film starts at 18:30 | No admittance after 19:00
Free admission. Prior registration essential.

NHK World Documentaries

The Lost Hokusai  ロスト北斎 (48mins)

In his last years, Katsushika Hokusai, a world-renowned ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period, painted his final masterpiece. Destroyed by a massive fire in 1923, the three-metre work has now been recreated based on the only image, a monochrome photo, taken in the early twentieth century. Through the use of both advanced technology and traditional restoration techniques, the legendary masterpiece is brought back to life.

Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter  眩(くらら)~北斎の娘 (73mins)
Since her childhood, O-Ei, the daughter of the acclaimed artist Katsushika Hokusai, has been captivated by painting. Having been married to a town painter, O-Ei soon chooses art over marriage and divorces him. She returns to the family home and begins assisting her father. With O-Ei sitting by his side, he completes his iconic “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. As Hokusai grows too old to wield his brush freely, O-Ei becomes his “brush” and paints on his behalf.

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