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Screening Talk-Back: The Tragedy of Bushido

04/16/19 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Japan Society

333 E 47th St Map

212-832-1155


16-04-2019 12:00:00 16-04-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Screening Talk-Back: The Tragedy of Bushido | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Tragedy of Bushido tells the story of a young samurai in 17th century Japan forced to follow his master in death through ritual suicide in accordance with an archaic bushido custom. Drawing a connection between the oppressive values of absolute fealty within the samurai moral code and the bureaucratic political systems of postwar Japan, this film evokes a portrait of conflicted postwar Japanese youth struggling to negotiate the expectations of their parents' generation. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=359070 Japan Society Japan Society

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The Tragedy of Bushido tells the story of a young samurai in 17th century Japan forced to follow his master in death through ritual suicide in accordance with an archaic bushido custom. Drawing a connection between the oppressive values of absolute fealty within the samurai moral code and the bureaucratic political systems of postwar Japan, this film evokes a portrait of conflicted postwar Japanese youth struggling to negotiate the expectations of their parents' generation.

Venue Description: Tues.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri., 11am-9pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-5pm. Closed on Mon. & major holidays.

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