Mitsutoshi Tanaka, director of Ask This of Rikyu, has been named an official Guest of Honor for the 2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco. Ask This of Rikyu ‘depicts the final days of Rikyu, a renowned 16th Century tea master with the most profound influence on chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea. His outspoken beliefs caused him to be ordered to commit ritual suicide by the chancellor Hideyoshi Toyotomi. ‘
Ask This of Rikyu will be screened one time at the festival and Tanaka will introduce the film and take part in an audience Q&A afterward. Follow the jump for information on how to get tickets to this special event.
The 2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will feature five first-run anime features as part of its programming – set to run in conjunction with the 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival on Saturday, July 19th and running through Sunday, July 27th. The five titles include: Short Peace – an anthology of four short films, Anohana The Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day, Berserk The Golden Age Arc III: The Advent, Garden of Words and Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission.