The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

3 February to 29 March 2017

Miss Hokusai

百日紅~Miss HOKUSAI~ (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai)

Set in early 19th century Japan during the Edo period, this animation brings to life the story of O-Ei, the daughter of the ukiyo-e master, Katsushika Hokusai (globally famous for his piece The Great Wave). O-Ei is no doubt an inheritor of both her father’s stubbornness and his talent, and her art is so powerful that it leads her into trouble.

This new animation from director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) is a tale of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father. Based from the original manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, an adaptation which Hara, a huge fan of the series, called ‘a dream come true,’ the film brings Sugiura’s comic and worldview to the big screen, creating a wonderfully detailed recreation of Edo life through combining hand-drawn 2-D with 3-D techniques. The film scooped three awards at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, including the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film.

原作は江戸風俗研究家としても知られた故杉浦日向子の漫画作品。物語の主人公は、江戸時代に浮世絵師として活躍し、「奇行の絵師」との異名を持つ葛飾北斎とその娘のお栄。「親父と娘。筆2本、箸4本あればどう転んでも食っていける」と豪語するお栄であったが、実際には絵の技術や恋についての悩みを抱えていた。江戸の風俗や庶民の生活が詳細に描き込まれたアニメ映画の秀作。

監督: 原恵一
声の出演: 杏、松重豊、濱田岳

Distributor: All the Anime

 

Director: Keiichi Hara
Anne, Yutaka Matsushige, Gaku Hamada
2015, 90 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

Brewery Arts Centre
16 March 2003

ICA
16 February 2005

Phoenix
16 February 2006

Exeter Phoenix
16 March 2009

Watershed
16 February 2013

Showroom Cinema
16 February 2014

QUAD
16 February 2014

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
16 February 2019

HOME
16 March 2020

Dundee Contemporary Arts
16 February 2021