Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 17, 2015: CJS April Movie Night is "Samurai Rebellion"


The Canada Japan Society returns to the Windup Bird Café for another Movie Night on Friday, April 17th with a showing of SAMURAI REBELLION 「上意討ち拝領妻始末」, a classic tale of feudal injustice starring the legendary Toshiro Mifune.

From Director Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri, Kwaidan), this often overlooked portrayal of feudal Japanese society works as both exciting historical drama and heart-breaking melodrama. It showcases excellent storytelling, directing, acting, music and action – and it's the personal favourite "samurai" movie of the event's organizer!

Admission is FREE, but in return we kindly ask that you support our hosts by ordering some of their wonderful food and drink, courtesy of award-winning chef Yumiko Kobayashi.

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca.  If you do not RSVP, you may be turned away, unfortunately…

Hope to see you there!

SAMURAI REBELLION (1967) 「上意討ち拝領妻始末」
Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa, Go Kato
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Windup Bird Cafe
382 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S7
(North side of College Street, east of Bathurst)
FREE admission
GUESTS MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca to attend

Sunday, March 29, 2015

April 2, 2015: Join us at Ichimoku-kai (IMK)


Fed up with Toronto's extended winter - especially when it's spring?  Then come out of hibernation to Ichimoku-kai (IMK) on Thursday, April 2nd at Manpuku Japanese Restaurant for a great evening of cultural exchange, "oishii" Japanese food and drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!

Ichimoku-kai (IMK) literally means the “first Thursday meeting” and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society’s signature monthly social event, naturally taking place on the first Thursday of every month.  It is a great place to informally network, make new and interesting friends, practise your Japanese or English, and – most of all – have a good time!  Usually, half the attendees are Japanese and half are Canadian, all with an interest in or connection to Japan.  Attendees receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there - and come early for a good seat!

ICHIMOKU-KAI
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6-10 pm
Manpuku Japanese Restaurant
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members. Discounts are available for groups of three or more people.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 27, 2015: CJS March Movie Night is "The Magic Hour"

The Canada Japan Society returns on Friday, March 27th to the Windup Bird Cafe for another Movie Night with a showing of the acclaimed comedy, THE MAGIC HOUR.

The Magic Hour is an homage to 1930’s and 1940’s Hollywood screwball comedies directed by Koki Mitani, the director of Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) and The Wow-Choten Hotel (2006). The story takes place in a town that seems like a movie set, where a nightclub manager runs afoul of a local yakuza boss. He will do anything not to end up at the bottom of the ocean… and hilarity ensues!

Admission is FREE, but in return we kindly ask that you support our hosts by ordering some of their wonderful food and drink, courtesy of award-winning chef Yumiko Kobayashi. 

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca.  No RSVP, no entry.

Hope to see you there!

THE MAGIC HOUR (2008)
Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Koki Mitani
Starring: Kôichi Satô, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Windup Bird Cafe
382 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S7
(North side of College Street, east of Bathurst)
FREE admission
GUESTS MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca to attend

Sincerely,
Lisa Houston
CJS Communications Director
www.cjst.ca


Thursday, February 26, 2015

March 5, 2015: Join us at Ichimoku-kai (IMK)


Yup - it's still cold and snowy outside, which means... you guessed it! The best place to be is inside - at the cozy and lively Ichimoku-kai (IMK)! Join us on Thursday, March 5th at Manpuku Japanese Restaurant for a great evening of cultural exchange, "oishii" Japanese food and drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!

Ichimoku-kai (IMK) literally means the “first Thursday meeting” and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society’s signature monthly social event, naturally taking place on the first Thursday of every month.  It is a great place to informally network, make new and interesting friends, practise your Japanese or English, and – most of all – have a good time!  Usually, half the attendees are Japanese and half are Canadian, all with an interest in or connection to Japan.  Attendees receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there - and come early for a good seat!

ICHIMOKU-KAI
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6-10 pm
Manpuku Japanese Restaurant
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members. Discounts are available for groups of three or more people.