J-Film Series Presents
April 22nd, 2015
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

A Tale of Samurai Cooking:
A True Love Story

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. 

In the Edo period, Haru (Aya Ueto), a talented cook with an excellent sense of taste, is asked to marry Yasunobu Funaki (Kengo Kora), the son of the samurai chef of the Kaga clan. For generations, the Funaki samurai have wielded the kitchen knife instead of the sword as the Kaga clan's chefs or "kitchen samurai." Regularly preparing food for the nobility, their skills have made Kaga cuisine legendary.

Haru agrees to marry Yasunobu, but discovers that he has no talent whatsoever in the kitchen. With the family name on the line, Haru decides to help the family teach Yasunobu how to cook and make him into a proper "kitchen samurai."

For their roles in this film, Aya Ueto and Kimiko Yo were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, at the 2013 Japan Academy Awards.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jpin the event of cancellation. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm. 
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