Departures, Okuribito, American Buddhist Study Center, Japan, NYC, Buddhist, Buddhism, Masahiro Takita, Yojiro Takita, Japanese films, Japanese cinema

American Buddhist Study Center’s Saturday Afternoon Movie – Departures (OKURIBITO) 

American Buddhist Study Center’s Saturday Afternoon Movie – Departures (OKURIBITO)  Saturday, August 3 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (between 105th and 106th Streets) Suggested Donation: $10/$5 for ABSC members The American Buddhist Study Center presents a screening of director Yojiro Takita’s award-winning film Departures. When his orchestra disbands, Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) decides to start … Continue reading American Buddhist Study Center’s Saturday Afternoon Movie – Departures (OKURIBITO) 
The Firefly, American Buddhist Study Center, WWII, Kamikaze, Ken Takakura, NYC, Japan, film

Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center

The Firefly Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (at 105th Street) Suggested donation: $10/$5 ABSC members The American Buddhist Study Center is hosting a screening of The Firefly, a Japanese film about World War II and remembrance. Starring Japanese film icon Ken Takakura, The Firefly focuses on Kamikaze pilots, the Japanese Special Attack … Continue reading Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center
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Screening of “A Bitter Legacy,” a Documentary about Japanese American WWII Incarceration, at American Buddhist Study Center

A Bitter Legacy Sunday, June 10 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (3rd floor) Suggested Donation: $10/$5 members The American Buddhist Study Center will host the New York premiere screening of Claudia Katayanagi’s award-winning documentary based on the Japanese American incarceration camps and secret prisons for US citizen “troublemakers” during WWII. These Citizen Isolation Centers are … Continue reading Screening of “A Bitter Legacy,” a Documentary about Japanese American WWII Incarceration, at American Buddhist Study Center