Japanese Films at the 4th Japan Film Festival of San Francisco

On Saturday, July 23, Sunday, July 24, and Saturday, July 30, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco partnered with the 4th Japan Film Festival of San Francisco to present four special engagements. The screenings included the short film collection by new Japanese directors, “TOKYO SHORT SHORTS 2016” (July 23); “Cinema Kabuki: Nezumi Kozo” (July 24); “Dashi & Shoyu: Essence of Japan” (July 30), the Japan-France documentary collaboration on the foundations of Japanese cuisine, dashi (soup stock) and shoyu (soy sauce); and the #1 Japanese film of 2015 as ranked by Kinema Junpo Magazine, “Three Stories of Love” (July 30). In total, around 450 people attended the four showings.

Of special note, for the screening of “Dashi & Shoyu: Essence of Japan” on July 30, Chef Takahashi, the Consul General’s Resident Chef, prepared a sampling of dashi for the audience and held a question and answer session.

The audience awaits the start of a film

Greeting by Consul Ichioka, Director of JICC (for the screening of Cinema Kabuki: “Nezumi Kozo”)

Q&A Session by Chef Takahashi, the Consul General’s resident chef

The audience samples dashi (soup stock)

Audience in line for a screening

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