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Sakura Samurai Movie Series

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Join Japan-America Society of Washington DC and the National Arboretum this summer for an outdoor screening of A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story.  This is the first installment of the Sakura Samurai summer film series, a participating event of the Sakura Matsuri 2021 – Year in Bloom. 

Story

Funaki Dennai laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a “kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Funaki's son. It features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection “Ryori Mugonsho" and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time.

Maid Haru (Ueto Aya) is a talented cook but stubborn, which leads her to divorce her husband after a year. However, she is asked by Kaga clan “kitchen samurai" Dennai (Nishida Toshiyuki) to marry his son and heir Yasunobu (Kora Kengo), and works to remedy his lack of culinary skills.

解説

主君の食膳を調える“包丁侍”として、江戸時代に加賀料理の基礎を築いた舟木伝内。その息子に嫁いだ女性の視点から加賀藩の内幕を描いた人情劇。舟木家のレシピ集「料理無言抄」から再現した料理を散りばめ、当時の武家の台所事情を映像化した。奥女中の春(上戸彩)は料理上手だが気が強く、1年で離縁された身。だが加賀藩の包丁侍・伝内(西田敏行)に望まれ、跡取り息子の安信(高良健吾)と再婚すると、料理が苦手な安信を鍛え出す。

(c)2013 A Tale of Samurai Cooking Film Partners

This event is brought to you by Japan-America Society of Washington DC and The Japan Foundation New York in partnership with the Friends of the National Arboretum and the National Bonsai Foundation.

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Sakura Samurai Movie Series is part of the Sakura Matsuri 2021 – Year in Bloom

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