Your Name by Shinkai Makoto
This event is fully booked.
In conjunction with the exhibition Kumihimo: Japanese Silk Braiding by Domyo, Japan House London is delighted to present a free screening of Your Name, a 2016 animation by Shinkai Makoto enthusiastically received, in Japan as well as abroad, by both critics and fans alike. Viewers will be rewarded with a storyline illustrated with metaphors related to kumihimo.
In his 2016 animated romance Shinkai Makoto again masterly explores the themes of separation, longing and reconciliation that he has become known for from his previous works - 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007) and The Garden of Words (2013). Once more he leaves the audience in awe by the meticulously detailed, hyper-realistic scenery, including the iconic Suga Shrine staircase in Shinjuku, which became a must-see spot on the sightseeing route for devoted anime fans.
However, the mesmerising urban settings of modern-day Tokyo are not the only locations into which Shinkai’s animation provides a glimpse. Mitsuha’s hometown in densely forested rural Japan with its Shintō rituals and old traditions is equally beautifully portrayed.
As the bond between the protagonists tightens and the impact they have on each other’s life grows bigger, the comet passing ominously close to the Earth imposes a threat on the universe they live in...
The screening is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Duration of film: 107 mins
Guests who are booked to attend the screening can also enjoy 10% off drinks at The Stand on their way in.