Art & Design

Filmmaker Talk: Aya Hanabusa

20 March 2016, London

Aya Hanabusa is an award-wining documentary filmmaker and director of Tale of a Butcher Shop, featured in this year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Hanabusa’s touching portrait of a family running a small butcher shop in Kaizuka City (outside Osaka) is a film which began being screened in an independent theatre in Tokyo and whose popularity grew through word-of-mouth. The documentary has now been seen by over 80,000 people worldwide.


Following the film’s UK premiere earlier in February, Hanabusa will join us for a special talk to discuss her filmmaking style and the theme of Tale of a Butcher Shop. For those who were able to see the film at ICA and even those who haven’t, it will be a great opportunity to hear about documentary filmmaking in Japan as well as Japan’s indigenous culture which is explored in the film directly from the filmmaker herself.


This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please visit:


This event is organised as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 ‘IKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema’ (5 February – 26 March 2016)

20 March 2016, 2.30pm
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Studio,The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
The Japan Foundation