Hana no Ato J-Film

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

BONUS SCREENING: Wednesday, March 27th - 6:30pm

Ito is the daughter of a clan official, living in the Unasaka region in Edo-era Japan. Strong-willed and trained in swordfighting by her father, she accepts a friendly duel with a fellow swordfighter, a skilled but low-ranking samurai named Magoshiro. The competition ignites a strong attraction between them, but both Ito and Magoshiro are bound to arranged marriages with members of their own class. Resigned to this state of affairs, Ito wishes Magoshiro a happy marriage, and settles into her own, but a series of shocking events brings her love for him back to the forefront and sets off a dramatic conflict involving honor, loyalty, and revenge.

Set against a backdrop of beautiful cherry blossoms, Hana no Ato is the first period drama from director Kenji Nakanishi, and is based on the novel of the same name by acclaimed author Shuhei Fujisawa, many of whose historical novels have been adapted into feature films. These films include Yamazakura, which was screened at the JICC last year.

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