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Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai

May 09, 2015 1h 30m
6.9
91 votes

Synopsis

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Third of Tetsuzo's four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father's talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. "We're father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another."

Title Miss Hokusai
Companies The Asahi Shimbun, Production I.G, Studio Fuga
Countries Japan
Keywords japan, artist, biography, tokyo, japan, art history, edo period, anime, ukiyo-e, genre of art
Anne Watanabe

Anne Watanabe

O-Ei (voice)
Kumiko Aso

Kumiko Aso

Sayogoromo (voice)
Gaku Hamada

Gaku Hamada

Ikeda Zenjirô (voice)
Kengo Kora

Kengo Kora

Utagawa Kuninao (voice)
Yutaka Matsushige

Yutaka Matsushige

Katsushika Hokusai (voice)
Jun Miho

Jun Miho

Koto (voice)
Shion Shimizu

Shion Shimizu

O-Nao (voice)
Danshun Tatekawa

Danshun Tatekawa

Manjidô (voice)
Michitaka Tsutsui

Michitaka Tsutsui

Iwakubo Hatsugorô (voice)
Miyu Irino

Miyu Irino

Kichiya (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara

Keiji Fujiwara

Samurai / Bird Dealer (voice)
Akiko Yajima

Akiko Yajima

Child of a Tea Room (voice)
Ayako Takeuchi

Ayako Takeuchi

Geisha (voice)