Japanese Through Films: “A Tale of Samurai Cooking”

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January 15th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until January 29th, 2018

Cost: Free!
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(c) 2013 “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” Film Partners

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Do you like Japanese? Do you like films? Why not join us at the Japan Foundation, Toronto for “Japanese through Films”!

In this class, focusing on conversation, students will first gather for a language class to buff up their knowledge before the next week, which will be a private screening of the popular film “A Tale of Samurai Cooking.” There will then be a follow-up class held the following week, after everyone has seen the film, where students can share their thoughts as well as re-imagine certain scenes – all in Japanese!

※ Please note that this is an intermediate-level (JFS B1/JLPT N3) language class, designed for students who already have a fair knowledge of the Japanese language.
※※ If you are not sure if this class is the right level for you, please feel free to contact us or click here for an online level checker.

Class Content & Schedule:

This class runs for three Mondays in January, including the film screening.

・ Day 1: January 15 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Learn about the history of the movie and the language used
・ Day 2: January 22 (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm): Private screening of “A Tale of Samurai Cooking”
・ Day 3: January 29 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Discuss the movie and put your own personal twist on favourite scenes

Space is limited so make sure to register!

Film Introduction:
Great cook Haru has married into the legendary “Kitchen Samurai” family. But her husband who is the successor of the family can’t cook at all. Haru makes a vow to make him a superb samurai chef, and starts teaching her new husband how to cook. Directed by Yuzo Asahara, known for “Free and Easy” series, the film stars Aya Ueto “Oshin” (2013) as Haru, along with Kengo Kora “A Story of Yonosuke” (2012) as her husband Yasunobu, supported by the veteran actors Kimiko Yo “Departures” (2008), Toshiyuki Nishida “Outrage Beyond” (2012), and aromas and flavors of Kaga cuisine.


January 15th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
January 15th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Doors Open:
5:45 pm
Event Category:
Language Requirement:
JF Standard B1 / JLPT N3
Kyoko Sato


The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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Toronto, ON M4W 1A8 Canada
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