WORKSHOP & SCREENING
SAMURAI action IN ALASKA - FAIRBANKS
Friday, September 15 at 4:00pm (AKDT)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
1731 South Chandalar Dr. Fairbanks, AK 99775
Samurai Workshop: Great Hall (Lobby of the Davis Concert Hall), 4:00pm-5:00pm
Movie: Schaible Auditorium, 5:20pm-7:00pm
Admission is Free, Reservation required
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*Parking instruction: Use a parking meter until only 5pm. Free after 5pm on that day.
We're taking one of our most popular events to Fairbanks, Alaska!
Locals and students from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks will have the chance to take part in the kinds of sword fight performances only seen in samurai movies! The Japanese acting group, “Burai,” will teach participants sword handling, sword fighting, and how to speak like a samurai.
After this action-packed 60-minute workshop, enjoy the comedy movie "Samurai Cat" (2014) about a samurai who used to be a feared swordsman, saving an adorable white cat. Join us and unleash your inner samurai!
*Workshop participants will be provided with a paper “sword”, and instruction will be given in English. The event is open to everyone! (Under 18 years old should be accompanied by an adult.)
UAF Foreign Languages and Literatures Department (CLA)
The JET Alumni Association - Alaska Fairbanks
A Japanese Entertainment Group based in California.
Projects include “How To Measure Happiness (Egyptian Extension Theatre, 2011)”, “BURAI -Standing All Alone- (Theatre Theater, 2014)”, “BURAI -Standing All Alone- (Aratani Theatre, 2015)”.
Since 2016, they have been in events such as Anaheim Japan Fair/Long Beach Japan Fair/LANSCA 60th Anniversary Special Event/Nisei Obon Festival/Nisei week Fashion Show/Geisha Fashion Show/Coedo Beer Event/Suntory Beer Event (Okayama Kobo & Bizen Bar) Japan Expo/Ninjya Convention/OC Japan Fair/Ronin Expo/Tokyo City Cup/Beer and Sake at Harrah's Casino.
SAMURAI CAT (猫侍)
DIRECTED BY YOSHITAKA YAMAGUCHI
In Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring acclaimed actor Kazuki Kitamura as Kyutaro Madarame, a masterless Samurai, the madcap NEKO SAMURAI wonders aloud: “what if we mashed up two of Japan’s most beloved cultural icons, the samurai and the cat?” The result: one of the most delightfully cute comedies to come from Japan in some time. A dog-loving clan hires Madarame, penniless and out of work; his task is to assassinate the prized white cat of a rival, cat-loving clan (the two clans have been fiercely battling for centuries, we learn). But when Madarame melts at the sight of the cat, failing at his duty and kidnapping the feline, both clans seek to exact revenge—on the samurai himself, and the imminent showdown will test the newly-inaugurated “cat person.”