Tired of Delhi temperature?
Well! Let’s forget the heat and make our summer vacation adventurous and mysterious.
Do join us for the Japanese Animation Film screening at IHC.
Looking Forward to seeing you all then!

Theme: Animation Films for Children!
Film: NITABOH (The Founder of Shamisen)
Japanese with Eng Subtitles /2004/110mins)
Dir. Akio Nishizawa
Time:11:00 am
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre

Short synopsis: The story of Nitaboh, creator of Tsugaru Shamisen (a traditional Japanese musical instrument and its unique performance style) told through animation. Nitaboh was born into a poor family in the rural province of Aomori, located in the northern tip of Japan’s main island. His mother died soon after his birth, and he lost his eyesight when he was 8 years old. Misfortune continued to befall him throughout his young life. His father’s death made Nitaboh an orphan at the age of 11. In spite of his plight, he decided to seek a career playing the traditional shamisen. Nitaboh set off in pursuit of his own shamisen training and performances. As a result, he rose above himself and developed a unique performance style which endures until today.

Film: On a Paper Crane-Tomoko’s Adventure
Hindi without Eng Subtitles/1993/30mins
Dir. Seiji Arihara.
Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre

Short Synopsis: This film is originally produced and distributed by Mushi Production Co. Inc. Japan. A young girl named Tomoko visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. There she has a mysterious meeting with Sadako, the little girl who was very small when the U.S. dropped the bomb on her city during WWII and 11 when she died from the effects of radiation poisoning. Sadako takes Tomoko on an eye-opening journey. Collab. The Japan Foundation, New Delhi