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.