JICC Hosts Miyori in the Sacred Forest

As part of their "JAPAN: Nature and Culture for the Future" project, the JICC is hosting a screening of "Miyori in the Sacred Forest," this Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30pm. Based on a manga by Oda Hideji titled "Miyori no Mori," this beautifully animated film explore on explores of environmental preservation in Japan.

When 11-year old Miyori’s parents decide to go their separate ways, her father takes her to live with her grandparents in the countryside. Angry about her exile from the bright lights and modern conveniences of Tokyo, Miyori greets her new natural surroundings with scorn and contempt. But that night as she sleeps, a river spirit visits her, leading her into the forest where a host of mystical woodland creatures welcome her as a long lost friend. She may not remember them, but they’ve been waiting for her return. They soon show Miyori that life in the countryside isn’t that bad—until she discovers that the home she has come to love will be flooded by a new dam. Filled with a new sense of awe and appreciation of nature, Miyori will do everything she can to save the forest.

The film is directed by Nizo Yamamoto (art director of Hiyao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke and Laputa: Castle in the Sky). The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis. Doors close at 7:00 pm. Reservations required. Only two (2) spaces can be reserved at a time. If you wish to reserve more spaces, please send additional email requests. Please send your name, affiliation, and the name of your guest to jiccrsvp@embjapan.org. Check out the flyer for more details.

1 comment:

chessimprov said...

This look like an beautiful anime of pastel colored art. I don't even know if it'd be subtitled on DVD at all.