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J-Film Series April 2008 Presented by
Japan Information & Culture Center,
Embassy of Japan
and Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
|Date||:||Wednesday April 16, 2008|
|Venue||:||Japan Information and Culture Center, Auditorium, Embassy of Japan,
3 Lafayette Center,1155 21PstP St NW・Washington DC 20036
Picking up where the extremely popular ALWAYS- Sunset on Third Street left off, this sequel continues with the stories of the lives of the characters we came to love in the first ALWAYS movie. Beginning four months after the first movie ended, it is now 1959. Tokyo has just been named as the site for the 1964 Summer Olympics and Japan is slowly moving towards a period of economic growth. The future is looking bright for the residents of Third Street.
The lovable but hot-headed Suzuki Auto chief, Norifumi Suzuki, and his unwilling recruit, Mutsuko Hoshino, are still fixing cars together. Another member is added to their family when Suzuki’s niece comes to live with them. We also learn what happened to the lonely orphan, Junosuke who was taken in by would be author and toy store owner Ryunosuke Chagawa. Hiromi Ishizaki(Koyuki from The Last Samurai) who disappeared after accepting Chagawa’s proposal in the first film also returns and we learn the reasons behind her sudden departure. To prove himself both to Junosuke and Hiromi, Chagawa has begun writing in earnest, setting his sights on the Akutagawa award, Japan’s most sought after literary prize.
Always- Sunset on Third Street 2 was just released this past November in Japan. The JICC and JCAW are very proud to offer an exclusive engagement of this film in Washington DC. As a special treat, ALWAYS-2 features a guest appearance by one of the icons of Japanese cinema. This surprise was a closely guarded secret before the films release and delighted audiences across Japan.
In Japanese with English Subtitles 146 minutes
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations are required.
For more information,
Please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at