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J-Film: Kakekomi

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

J-Film: Kakekomi

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

Presented in conjunction with the JICC's exhibition Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan

Old Tokyo (Edo): A world of samurai, pop culture, and…divorces?

Tokeiji temple is known as a “divorce temple” where women flee (kakekomi) to seek divorce. Shinjiro, a novice doctor also dreaming of becoming a writer, is living at an inn by Tokeiji. The more he finds out about the women, the more he realizes how much their stories vary — that separation can come out of love as well as hate. 

Together with the master of Kashiwaya, he becomes a “divorce arbitrator” to untangle the knot to man and help these women with complex pasts create a new beginning, using ingenious ideas and tactics. All the while, a love is secretly growing in Shinjiro toward one of these kakekomi women.

Starring Yo Oizumi, Erika Toda, Hikari Mitsushima


In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 146 min | 2015 | Directed by Masato Harada

Image: © 2015 "Kakekomi" Film Partners

This event is presented together with the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Doors open at 6:00PM; screening begins at 6:30PM. No admission or re-entry will be permitted after doors close at 7:00PM or when seating is filled, whichever occurs first. 

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.


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