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The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is proud to present "Flower & Film”, an evening exploring Japanese traditional and modern culture in Las Vegas. This program includes a special demonstration Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) and a screening of the Japanese film “The Old Capital” (2016).

Enjoy the live demonstration and display of Ikebana by Ms. Kika Shibata of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana followed by the film screening of “The Old Capital” which showcases the beauty and sprit of Japan through traditional arts, culture, and modern life in Kyoto.


Program Schedule:

6:00 PM - Doors Open
6:30 PM - Ikebana Demonstration by Kika Shibata
7:00 PM - Film Screening
9:00 PM - Program Concludes

This program is Free and Open to the public.
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About Ikebana & Ms. Kika Shibata

Ikebana (also known as Kado) is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement which dates back to the 7th century. Ms. Kika Shibata, an instructor in the Sogetsu School, has been teaching Ikebana for more than 50 years in the United States. She teaches privately and also holds workshops and demonstrations for the public. Her works have been displayed at a number of museums and Japanese gardens.


About the film “The Old Capital”

Based on the novel of the same name by Yasunari Kawabata

Sata kimono store has been in Kyoto for generations. Since she took over the shop 20 years ago, Chieko Sata has been conflicted over whether her daughter Mai should also bear the same fate that she has. Mai, a university student, is unable to make up her mind whether to find employment or take over the shop.

Meanwhile, Chieko's twin sister Naeko Nakata, who was separated and lost contact with her twin sister, runs a forestry business in Kitayamasugi no Sato, but the business is in a dire situation. Naeko's daughter Yui is studying art in Paris but in distress as she has lost her artistic direction. Having sensed the situation, Naeko decides to go see Yui in Paris. Mai also heads to Paris to accompany her calligraphy teacher who is holding an exhibition there. Traditions that are passed down from mothers to their daughters and the lives of families who live by the traditions of Kyoto are about to cross paths.

Starring Yasuko Matsuyuki, Ai Hashimoto, and Riko Narumi
Japanese with English subtitles, Not Rated
2016, 117 min, Directed by Yuki Saito

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