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Cultural Event

New York, NY

Remembering Isao Takahata

© 1999 Hisaichi Ishii – Hatake Jimusho – Studio Ghibli – NHD

Time & Location

November 17, 2:15pm
Javits Center, Panel Room 4 (New York, NY)

November 17, 7pm
Japan Society (New York, NY)


In remembrance of Isao Takahata, a key figure in the history of Japanese animation and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, The Japan Foundation, New York and Japan Society present a commemorative screening of My Neighbors the Yamadas. Derived from a popular newspaper cartoon strip about an average middle-class Japanese family, Yamadas mines the comedy and unexpected profundity of life’s everyday moments.

The Japan Foundation, New York will also present a panel titled “Remembering Isao Takahata: Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli” as part of Anime NYC. Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki and Dr. Kathryn Hemmann will unravel some of the enduring themes of Isao Takahata’s films and his inspirations.

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