Kadono Eiko’s Colorful Life: Finding the Magic Within

July 21, 2024
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『カラフルな魔女 ~角野栄子の物語が生まれる暮らし~』
Karafuru na Majo ~Kadono Eiko no Monogatari ga Umareru Kurashi~

International Premiere. A documentary bounding with energy on renowned children’s book author Eiko Kadono, most known as the writer of Kiki’s Delivery Service. Kadono’s works have been published in 16 countries and inspired generations, and at the age of 88, the author shows no signs of slowing down. Captured over the course of four years, the film reveals her daily life, inspirations, writing routine and the dear friendships she’s developed across Japan and around the world.

Dir. Marina Miyagawa, 2024, 96 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Eiko Kadono.

Part of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 2024
July 10—21, 2024

JAPAN CUTS is the largest showcase of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America and an annual highlight of New York’s cinema scene.


Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Anime NYC and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Prince Kitano New York, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • 11:00 am
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $20 Nonmembers
  • $14 Members
  • $18 Seniors/Students
  • $18 Person with Disability

Inclusive of fees, where applicable.