In conjunction with the JICC’s exhibition, A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball, the JICC is excited to present an exclusive and special screening of this film about the life of Tetsuharu Kawakami, one of the first stars of baseball in the postwar era.
Filmed one year before his retirement from the Yomiuri Giants, Number 16 tells the story of one of the greatest and most influential baseball stars in Japan, Tetsuharu Kawakami, the "God of Batting." Showing his life from his humble beginnings in Kumamoto, the dramatic struggle at 1937 the Summer Koshien High-School Tournaments, to his spectacular rise with the Giants, Number 16 is a must-see for any fan of Japanese baseball.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Michiyo Aratama (Kwaidan, Sword of Doom), Joe Shishido (Branded to Kill), a cameo from Akira Kobayashi (Tokyo Mighty Guy), and Tetsuharu Kawakami himself!
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
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