Sarusuberi is a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Hinako Sugiura, which was adapted into an anime film, Miss Hokusai, released in 2015.
Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai is the untold story of O-Ei, a free-spirited, utterly outspoken and highly talented artist and daughter of Master Hokusai, one of the most globally famous Japanese artists.
His works have inspired Monet and Debussy. His woodblock print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, is so iconic that it can be seen on t-shirts and coffee mugs all over the world. However, very few are aware of his daughter, and how she contributed to her father’s art.
This February 27, 2016, The Japan Foundation, Manila will feature a free screening of the award-winning animation film at 3:30 PM at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 1 , Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
The event is part of Nihongo Fiesta 2016, which celebrates the culture and arts of Japan with a focus on Japanese language.
Admission to the screening is free but numbered tickets will be issued on a first-come, first served (one ticket per person) basis only from 10 AM, February 27 at the entrance of Shang Cineplex Cinema 1. The film will be shown with English subtitles.
The film has won several awards including Jury Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015, the Satoshi Kon Award and Audience Award at Fantasia International Film Festival 2015.
To know more about Nihongo Fiesta 2016, click HERE.