Film past event

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK Screening & Reception: Hotel Hibiscus

April 9, 2004
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK Screening & Reception: Hotel Hibiscus

Screening: 6:30 – 8 pm
Reception: 8 – 9 pm


Join Japan Society’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) for the New York premiere of Hotel Hibiscus (Hoteru Haibisukasu).  A private YPN reception will follow the screening. 


Based on Miiko Nakasone’s manga, director Yuji Nakae has created a jovial film set in the tropical islands of Okinawa that uses local dialect. Mieko lives with her parents, grandmother, a half-white sister and a half-black brother, all with different fathers. Her family operates a hotel and one day she brings home a young tourist who is stranded. This endearing story celebrates the rich culture and natural beauty of Okinawa, and the film features famous Okinawan musicians and dancers.


2002, 92 min., color, 35mm.  In Japanese with English subtitles.  Directed by Yuji Nakae. Written by Motoko Nakae and Yuji Nakae, based on manga by Miiko Nakasone. With Honami Kurashita, Kimiko Yo, Seijin Noborikawa, Tomi Taira, Masao Teruya, Nesmith, Natsuki Kameshima. Print courtesy of Open Sesame.


Tickets: $12; Japan Society members $10.  To buy tickets, please call the Box Office at (212) 752-3015.  Free tickets for corporate members do not apply to this event.

Questions?  Please contact us at [email protected].

  • April 9, 2004
  • 6:30 pm