Jimami Tofu


JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

Street Parking is available.


12/11/2019@ 7PM

The Movie You will Yearn for Food, Home & Love

Jimami Tofu
(121mins, 2017)

Directed by Jason Chan, Christian Lee

*Okinawan Specialty Food will be Served after the Screening.
--- We accept donation for rebuiding fire-ravaged Shuri Castle.---



A Chinese Singaporean chef, formerly working in Tokyo, finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds herself in Singapore on an eye opening discovery of SEA cuisine.


In reality both are looking for each other after an emotional breakup years ago when she left him without a trace. Emotionally crippled by their breakup he searches her hometown for her but discovers instead the art of traditional Okinawan food. Through it he learns the incredible balance of two cultures: Chinese and Japanese – the homely, warmth of Chinese style cooking with the precision, delicacy and visual artistry of Japanese cuisine: a balance they never had in their relationship.


When she suddenly appears in Okinawa looking to find closure he cooks and serves her their final meal. Through it she discovers what she had been yearning for all these years – the beauty of both cultures balanced to perfection and realizes he has found the key to being together again.


*In English & Japanese with English subtitles

ClickHere to Watch the Trailer



The movie is coordinated by FILMINATION Co., Ltd. (https://filmination.jp/en/index.html)

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