Outdoor Japanese Movie Night: "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" [POSTPONED]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
In partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston
UPDATE (March 13) — Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking the proactive step of postponing this program. We remain open for viewing of our exhibitions. Please visit our Health and Safety page to learn more, and thank you for your understanding.
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 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
From legendary STUDIO GHIBLI cofounder Isao Takahata comes this hand-drawn masterpiece revisiting Japan's most famous folktale. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her — but ultimately she must confront her fate and the punishment for her crime.
Directed by: Isao Takahata
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Running time: 137 minutes
"You won't see a lusher, more gorgeous film." — The Verge
"Ravishing." — NPR
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
1370 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77004