“Jimami Tofu” Screenings at CAAMFest36

On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore in San Francisco, held two screening s of the film “Jimami Tofu” at CAAMFest36, the largest Asian American Film Festival in the United States. Consul General Uyama attended and gave remarks at the Friday screening at New People Cinema in San Francisco Japantown, along with the Consul General of Singapore Mr. Darryl Lau, and the directors of the film.

The Friday screening also included a sampling of Okinawan Sata Andagi and a performance of Okinawan Dance before the film. Special performances of Okinawan drumming and dancing were held before Saturday’s screening at AMC Kabuki Theater. A combined total of about 250 people attended the screenings.

“Jimami Tofu” is a Japan-Singapore produced feature-length drama in which the setting and cuisine of Okinawa play a large role.

(LtoR)Film director Christian Lee, Consul General Uyama, Consul General Lau, and film director Jason Chan

Consul General Uyama greets the audience

Consul General Lau gives his remarks

Post-film Q&A with film directors Jason Chan and Christian Lee and CAAMFest36 Festival Director Mr. Masashi Niwano

Okinawan Sata Andagi for attendees to sample

Pre-show Okinawan dance performance

Pre-show Okinawan Eisa drumming performance

The audience before the film

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