Anime Movie Screening
（95 mins., 2018)
Directed by Kitaro Kosaka
In Japanese with English subtitles
Saturday, September 9, 2023
(Door opens @2:45PM)
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, CA 90036)
Registration REQUIRED (Click HERE to Register)
About the Film:
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.
The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.
The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that – despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.
Before the movie screening, join our popular event "Tea Time" at the same location.
JAPANESE CONVERSATION CAFE
Saturday, September 9
1:00-2:30PM (DOOR OPENS: 12:45PM)
ADMISSION FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
More details and the registration, click here.
*If you would like to attend both events (Tea Time and the movie screening), please register seperately for each.