TENSHIN (天心)

Directed by: Katsuya Matsumura 2013 | 120 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: International


Synopsis

One hundred years after the death of Tenshin Okakura, director Katsuya Matsumura pays tribute to this legendary artistic leader considered the “father” of Japanese modern art.

Born in 1863,  Okakura Tenshin became a well-known government official and an artistic leader. He was also a man of international perspective; he published “The Book of Tea” in English and introduced Japanese and other East Asian cultures and art to westerners. TENSHIN follows the great Okakua Tenshin as he establishes himself as a trailblazer in the art world who ultimately lead to the development of modern Japanese art in the Meiji era (a period during which dramatic westernization took place).

明治初期。廃仏運動が起こり、仏寺や伝統美術が失われようとする中、日本独自の美を守るため、岡倉天心(竹中直人)はアーネスト・フェノロサと手を組み奔走。その後、東京美術学校や日本美術院を創立した天心だったが、西洋画派と対立するなど、逆境に陥ってしまう。天心は茨城県五浦に六角堂を建立し移り住み、これまでにない日本画を作り上げるため、創作活動に打ち込んでいく。

Screenings

Sunday, April 06 3:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Tuesday, April 08 3:30 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Wednesday, April 09 6:15 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Katsuya Matsumura
Screenwriter Masayoshi Azuma, Katsuya Matsumura
Cast Naoto Takenaka, Shidou Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Houka Kinoshita, Ichiro Hashimoto
Cinematographer Ryu Segawa
Production Designer Noriyoshi Ikeya
Editor Akimasa Kawashima