Movie + Mochi: Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers

Portland Japanese Film Club
Portland Japanese Film Club
Public group

The Encorepreneur Cafe

1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR

How to find us

There is metered parking in front of our space on 15th (metered only until 6pm). There is 2-hour parking around the corner on Weidler (parking restrictions are only enforced until 6pm). There is more free parking in the neighborhood behind us.

Location image of event venue

Details

Please note, this event will be on the SECOND Wednesday of December, since people get so busy as it gets close to Christmas/New Years

Tonight we celebrate the holiday season with mochi and a movie! Come make your own mochi...we will have a variety of toppings or soup to choose from and will show you what to do. Then we'll sit down and watch Tokyo Godfather while we eat our holiday treats.

Tokyo Godfathers (Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu) is a 2003 animated film by Satoshi Kon (famous for Paprika, Millenium Actress, and others). This comedy follows the story of three homeless people who are on a quest to find the parents of an abandoned newborn baby that they found while looking through the trash. A mystery full of twists and turns plays out on screen as the three uncover clues, save lives, and meet many shadowy figures of the underworld.

More about the movie:
https://variety.com/2003/film/awards/tokyo-godfathers-1200537602/

Trailer (this one is in English, but hopefully we will be able to get the movie in Japanese with English subtitles):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hbCa0YgOGI

Please arrive on time so we can start on time! It's okay to show up a little bit early if you like.

We'll use our projector and screen for watching the film. This is a free event, but we ask for donations for food and tea. Hope to see you there!