Outdoor Japanese Movie Night: "Okko's Inn" [POSTPONED]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
In partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston
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Enjoy three different Japanese movies out on our front lawn during Spring Break! Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks to enjoy during the outdoor screenings.
These screenings are FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
In the event of inclement weather, the film screening will move indoors.
Don't forget to join us during Spring Break for different activities, games, and more each day, March 16–20, 12–2 p.m.! Learn more »
Film Screenings at a Glance
About Okko's Inn
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn's next caretaker, Okko discovers that there are spirits who live there that only she can see - not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.
Directed by: Kitarō Kōsaka
Language: English dubbing
Running time: 94 minutes
"A warm and adorable new addition to the growing subgenre of animated children's films about grief (see: Coco, Kubo and the Two Strings, and My Neighbor Totoro among many others, most of them Japanese)." — IndieWire
"In a divisive era, Okko’s Inn carries a welcome message of acceptance and inclusion." — The Los Angeles Times
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston.
Japan Series Presenting Sponsor
Japan Outreach Initiative Sponsor
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Houston, Texas 77004