• Home
  • Sakura Samurai Movie Series

Sakura Samurai Movie Series


Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito (Rentarô Mikuni) and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa (Yoshio Inaba), who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.



                                                  *No cancellation after Monday, August 9. Early-bird ticket sales end on Sunday, August 8.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 14th. We will notify you on Friday, August 13th at noon if we have to reschedule. 

This event is brought to you by Japan-America Society of Washington DC and The Japan Foundation New York.

Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom Sponsors

Sakura Samurai Movie Series is part of the Sakura Matsuri 2021 – Year in Bloom.

For more information on upcoming events visit www.jaswdc.org.


Be the first to receive Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom program and event updates by signing up for the JASWDC newsletter.

Japan-America Society of Washington DC info@jaswdc.org 202-833-2210
Thanks for joining Sakura Matsuri 2022. Visit jaswdc.org to find more Japan-related events in DC.VISIT