JICC, Embassy of Japan -- Yokai
Friday, October 28th @ 6:30 pm
JICC, 1150 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

(202) 238-6900



Come trick-or-treat at the JICC for our October Spooktacular finale with this creepy adventure! Costumes are encouraged and Japanese sweets will be on hand, so get your Halloween off to a hauntingly good start with The Great Yokai War!

A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen to lead Japan's ancient Yokai spirits in an apocalyptic battle against evil monsters. By acclaimed director Takashi Miike, this action-packed fantasy is sure to be freaky fun for the whole family!

As a series of bizarre supernatural incidents plague the Japanese countryside and scores of children vanish into thin air, young Tadashi is named the "Kirin Rider" at a rural shrine festival. Sent into the hills to claim his sword from the Great Goblin, he discovers that the mountain is alive with a variety of yokai -- the famously ghoulish spirits of Japanese folklore -- that only he can see.

When they realize that he is the Kirin Rider, the yokai enlist him in their doomsday battle against a powerful dark lord determined to destroy mankind. Tadashi pledges to save his freaky new friends and put an end to the evil apocalyptic plot once and for all!

Japanese with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 124 min, 2005. Directed by Takashi Miike.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat. Registered guests will be seated first. Open seats will be given to guests on standby when the program begins.


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