The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

March 11, 2012
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2011, 40 min., BR, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Lucy Walker.

Nominated for 2012 Academy Award® Best Documentary – Short Subject.
Featuring photography by Aaron Phillips and music by Moby.

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual haiku about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.

Part of ONE YEAR LATER: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.


$7/$5 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

The collaborating institution for The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is REACT to FILM.

One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programs are made possible, in part, by The Norinchukin Bank.

Japan Society’s 2011–2012 Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, Kenneth A. Cowin, David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi, Jeffrey Catanzaro, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Randall I. Stempler, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Japan Society’s new projection screen was made possible by The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin.

Collaborating organizations for One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programming include Consortium for Japan Relief; Consulate General of Japan in New York;; JP GIRLS NYC; Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI); Japanese American Association of New York; The Nippon Club Inc.; TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council.


  • Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • 6:30 pm