Art & Design

Films at the Embassy of JapanThe Glass Cape

22 February 2012

The Glass Cape

Directed by Toshiya Itoh ƣ / 1989 / 107 mins

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00


The film is based on the story ‘Misty Kid of the Wind’ by poet/novelist Kenji Miyazawa, who was born and spent his entire life in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

Set in a secluded mountain village in his home prefecture in the early 1920s. Karin hears an unfamiliar song in the forest. On the first day of the new school term, she finds a new boy in her classroom, who is given the nickname ‘Kaze no Matasaburo’ (Matasaburo of the Wind). His presence seems to be the cause of various strange and mysterious happenings.


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22 February 2012
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK