Classic Samurai Film Day: The 47 Ronin | Japantown
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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) | 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
Join us for the Kabuki drama, “Enya Hangan’s Harakiri,” a famous act from “The 47 Ronin,” one of the most popular samurai revenge tales of all time. No need to have seen prior acts; this drama is a self-contained story. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Forty-seven samurai. One epic vendetta.
The evil Lord Morono goaded the noble Lord Hangan into committing a crime punishable by death. Now Hangan must commit the ritual suicide of harakiri to atone for it. Will his 47 loyal samurai retainers just stand by and watch him die?
The class is part of The 47 Ronin Project, a year-long exploration on film of the original Kabuki theatre version of the popular samurai revenge tale. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to study this masterpiece of Japanese theatre.
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