Hayao Miyazaki

Children are creatures of possibility. They have lots of choices everyday. So do adults, though, actually. (子供っていうのは可能性の生き物なんですよ。たくさんの選択肢を毎日持ってるんです。大人も実はそうなんですけどね。) ---- Hayao Miyazaki


Peter Rabbit ピーターラビット 2018

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter(ビアトリクス・ポター)'s classic tale of a Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude.

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure メイズ・ランナー: 最期の迷宮

Based on James Dashner(ジェイムズ・ダシュナー)'s best selling YA novel, this film is the third and final installment of the SF attraction blockbuster. In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

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All the Money in the World ゲティ家の身代金

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his grandfather Jean Paul Getty, the richest human in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, to pay the ransom. Here is what happened off screen, and people will always remember about this film, that Ridley Scott(リドリー・スコット), the director, couldn't have done a better job at making a seamless transition from Kevin Spacey(ケヴィン・スペイシー)to Christopher Plummer(クリストファー・プラマー)in the role of J. Paul Getty.

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My Life as a Zucchini ぼくの名前はズッキーニ

Being nominated for Best Animated Feature for the 2017 Academy Awards, "My Life as a Zucchini", a deeply touching, funny, human and quirky stop motion animated film from France, received lots of awards. After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, hostile environment at times. However, with his new-found friends' help, he eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

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At Gotokuji Temple 豪徳寺にて(4)

Those cat picture books born this year got UNLIMITED POWER at Gotokuji temple, which is famous for Maneki neko (lucky cat). Many many thanks. Hope this autumn will be another UNLIMITED POWER-FULL harvest season.


A fun event at Gallery Cafe George 楽しいイベント@ギャラリーカフェジョルジュ

Here is a notice about an Israeli author, Ms. Sigal Magen's fun event held at one of our university alumnae's fine gallery "Gallery Cafe George" on October 28th (Sunday) 2:00pm~4:00pm. You can enjoy sharing this heart-warming moment on her book "Fun in Japan" and her Android application "Kitu" as well later on.

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Call Me by Your Name 君の名前で僕を呼んで

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant. It is not often that films adapted from books capture the true essence, emotion and spirit of the book, but this gem did just that. Both the film and the book deal with love & loss not in the simple sense of losing the person we love, but in the sense of deliberately losing the person we love so we can sustain loving and desiring the person.

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Kittens' story time おはなしこねこの会 2018.09

 I joined "Kittens' story time", a read-aloud session hosted by "The Wildcat Translation Club of Children's Books" today, and was lucky enough to be able to read aloud some wonderful picture books in front of such adorable little book lovers at Ikebukuro Junkudo children's books section, such a hear-warming and beautiful urban oasis in the middle of Tokyo. Many many thanks for such a wonderful opportunity. Good boys and girls who love picture books, please come and join us. They are holding their regular sessions every month at Ikebukuro Junkudo and Maruzen Marunouchi Honten.