Tenshin Okakura left the great achievement to the Japanese modern art. This is a story of Tenshin’s life and conflict and teacher-student love between Tenshin, who rediscovered art of Japan and tried to produce new beauty in Meiji period, and his young pupils, Taikan Yokoyama, Shunsou Hishida, Kanzan Shimomura, Buzan Kimura.
Unfortunately, on 3.11 2011, the cultural heritage ‘Rokkaku-dou’,in which Tenshin was absorbed in meditating, located in Kitaibaraki city which is a main location site of this film, was washed away and disappeared under the sea by Tsunami caused by Great East Japan Earthquake.
In order to make this film a symbol of revival from Great East Japan Earthquake, the volunteers has set up ‘Film Tenshin Executive Committee’, and ‘Tenshin’ has been completed in response to their passion.
2013 is the 150th anniversary of Tenshin Okakura’s birth and the 100th anniversary after his death.
In the Film Tenshin, the beautiful nature of Japan which Tenshin had loved all his life was shot, and the movie Tenshin will bring cheer to Japan and all over the world.
Cast: Naoto Takenaka, Shido Nakamura
Director: Katsuya Matsumura
Producer: Yuji Kinoshita
Japanese with English subtitles
May 10 (Sat.) 1:30pm (New Beverly Cinema)
May 17 (Sat.) 3:00pm (Irvine YAMAHA Center)
May 18 (Sun.)12:30pm (MOPA @ Balboa Park San Diego)
*We do not send ticket. Please print out your receipt, and bring at will call desk.*Complimentary admission to MOPA with your screening ticket on May 18th.