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Seven Samurai

Criterion Collection: Samurai Cinema

Samurai cinema, which includes both chanbara (action-oriented sword-fight films) and the historical jidai-geki film, focuses on the nationally mythologized samurai warriors of the twelfth to sixteenth century. Like the American western....

The criterion site has convenient links to itunes and hulu for on demand viewing.

Contributed on 2014/01/15


Film of GLAY concert at New People Cinema

Friday, November 16th at 8:00pm
1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

GLAY ‘s pre-recorded movie of their live performance at “GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM supported by Glico” which was held in July 2012, will be released in the movie theaters worldwide. The two-day concert was held on July 28th and 29th at Nagai Stadium in Osaka attracting 100,000 people with the theme “Super Welcome Party” on 28th and “Big Surprise Party” on 29th.

Many thanks to JETAANC for sending the info!

Contributed on 2012/11/06

Kabuki on Film

The 47 Ronin: “The Loyalty of Gihei” and “Attack on Morono’s Mansion”, Sponsored by JETAANC

Sun, November 18, 2012 2:00pm

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

Contributed on 2012/10/25


Japanese Horror Film RINGU

SF’s Asian Art Museum features a pair film screening centering on the Japanese horror film “Ringu” and its American remake, “The Ring.” JET alum Mark Frey will lead the pre-film talk and post-film discussion for each.

Ringu: 8/2
The Ring:9/6

Ringu is based on a novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki. The film is considered to be the most frightening Japanese film of all time. See Suzuki's latest novel and film, S, エス.

Contributed on 2012/07/30

The 47 Ronin: Enya Hangan

The 47 Ronin: Enya Hangan's Harakiri, Sponsored by JETAANC

Sun, May 27, 2012

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

"Enya Hangan's Harakiri" is one of the most famous acts from "The 47 Ronin."

Contributed on 2012/05/15

Nikiie's Hachimitsu album cover

NIKIIE: カナリア

A new song we discovered on Soundstation, Yahoo's service for free internet radio.


Here's Nikiie's Official Website.

Contributed on 2012/04/15

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Directed by David Gelb

"JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar."

Contributed on 2012/04/15

Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Contrasting the devastation of the earthquake with the simple beauty of the Japanese cherry blossom, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom captures the resilience of people after disaster.

Look for this film at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival from March 8 - 18, 2012.

Contributed on 2012/03/15

Kabuki on Film

The 47 Ronin Project

Sponsored by JETAA

Explore the original Kabuki version of the popular tale with JETAANC and San Mateo Kabuki Clubs. The year-long course focuses on two different celebrated productions of the complete epic on film. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to study this masterpiece of Japanese theatre!"

Contributed on 2012/03/15

100 years

A Hundred Years of Japanese Film

A comprehensive index of Japanese film with unmatched expert commentary. By Donald Richie.

Contributed on 2011/10/15

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