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Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai is a movie starring Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, and Erica Lindbeck. The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Other Titles
百日紅 Miss HOKUSAI, Slecna Hokusai, Crape Myrtle: Miss Hokusai, Sarusuberi: Misu Hokusai, 百日紅 Miss Hokusai, Miss Hokusai
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, History, Animation, Drama
Director
Michael Sinterniklaas, Keiichi Hara, Stephanie Sheh
Writer
Miho Maruo, Stephanie Sheh, Hinako Sugiura
Actors
Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck, Yutaka Matsushige, Richard Epcar
Country
Japan
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Comments about biography «Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai» (21)

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Rose Fisher

I don't see the harm in showing the history of Japan. The Kunio-period really is of historical importance. The movie was shot in the ancient Japan and had many Japanese scenes. I've also seen this movie in English, and the story is similar to the one in the Japanese. The movie, however, is only good for its history and the Japanese perspective. No more. The acting was good, but the drama and the story were too heavy and too long. I think the movie could have been shorter. I really like the movie and it is not bad, but it could have been much better. Maybe I'll see it again, and I hope it will be better the second time.

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Denise Patterson

I saw the movie in Italian with English subtitles. I thought it was great. It was a wonderful exhibition of visualizations, ethnographic narration, and geographic maps. For example, the close-up on the cow herders' heads on the raised platform. To me, it seems like a Japanese folk story of the past. After the movie, I had no idea that it was in fact a documentary, except for the subtitle itself, that said it was done in English. I highly recommend it.

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Henry D.

Yeh, this is an important subject, I will not go into the details. The film was awesome, it was good to see Yayoi Kusama in it. I mean she was amazing in her role. The only problem I had was the script was terrible, it seemed to me like it was written by a 2 year old. The actors were all great, I was really enjoying watching the film, but it still felt like it was 2 years old, and I think that's the reason why it did not gain a lot of praise. But it still is a great film, I still really enjoyed watching it, and if you watch it, you will too. Overall, it was an awesome film, I recommend it, and it is a must see, but be warned, there are some major plot holes, but it's a great film, definitely worth seeing. The actors were great, the story was great, and I think this film is one that should be seen more than once. I gave it a 9, which is right up there with my favourite films of all time, and I think you should too. It's amazing, I would recommend it to anyone who like's films, and I think you should check it out, but be warned, you will be left with a few plot holes, but still, great film.

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Brittany Stewart

Shame of Kings (2010) is a documentary of the life and work of Hokusai. It was the highest award for Japan in 2003. It is a film of two hours and 22 minutes duration. It is the film of Hokusai in three periods. In the first, the point of view is set in Japan. The narration is of a bunch of characters. There are young people of all ages, old people, middle-aged and the elderly. There are a couple of clips from Hokusai's work. One is from a lecture in the countryside. The other is a clip from the lecture of an old man in a lecture hall. The second period focuses on the northern and southern parts of Japan. The third part is a short segment of Hokusai's life. Hokusai was a person who could live in the most unknown places and make the most out of it. For him, it was life.

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John Olson

I was very excited to see this documentary. I have heard a lot of negative reviews and had a preconceived idea that the film was going to be bad. I'm so glad I was wrong! I was extremely impressed with the animation and the experience I had at a museum. The documentary is a combination of real footage and recreations. It does have a shaky camera effect but it is great and gives you a sense of what it was like to see the pictures and hear the stories in their full context. I also thought the voices of the artists and their stories were very inspiring. I also felt a lot of the music was brilliant. The footage of the museum and scenes from the street were great. It was very well crafted and this was definitely a very unique film. I would definitely recommend this documentary to anyone and anyone should see it. I have been shocked by the negative reviews but I think it is great for people who aren't interested in art but want to see something a bit more artistic.

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Sean Sims

When I went to the theater, I was expecting a film that would put an end to the World War II, and the war itself. The film is more about WWII, it's about a painter, and how he tried to express the way the war affected his life, and the life of his family. The only thing that changed was that he painted children. He tried to use the concept of art to say that the war was a nightmare. He also did a lot of things to protest against the government. In the end, we saw how his life was affected by the war, and his wife and kids. We saw his side, and we saw how the children were affected by the war. This film is one of the best films I have seen in the past year, and it's a great one. This is the kind of film that you will go back to again and again. It's a beautiful piece of film. It's wonderful. You will remember it. It's a beautiful film. The only bad thing that I have with this film is the opening. When it was over, I wanted to just stop watching it, but I wanted to know what the next part of the film was. The next part is the people who were in the theatre watching the film. I thought the opening was very good. The part where he was painting the children, it was very good. It did a great job of using the idea of painting children in a very natural way, and also showing the effects of the war. The idea of "Art" was used very well. The reason I'm not giving the movie a 10 is because it's a little bit slow at times. It's still a great film.

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Julia P.

This movie is directed by Michael Apted and features an incredibly compelling performance from Rutger Hauer. He conveys the feelings of anger, fear, and ecstasy beautifully in this quiet, yet powerful film. Hauer plays a good-natured father who manages to love his family despite his son's failure to join the samurai code. I loved this film and have to say that Hauer's performance is easily one of the best performances I've ever seen. It's an interesting and inspirational story and I recommend it highly.

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Teresa M.

This film is visually beautiful. It is interesting to see that artists from different countries were able to make a film about Hokusai. They did a marvelous job. Unfortunately, I think that they gave the film a very strong religious message and cultural attitude. I think that most of us as viewers of Hokusai will feel the same way. This film was not able to capture the beauty of Hokusai's visions and also the humanity of the characters, but I think that the artistic expression was beautiful. I think that I am going to watch the movie again. The only negative thing I have to say about this film is that the character of Pieni was not interesting. I liked the idea of him and his character and he was good at drawing very similar to Hokusai. The character is very well drawn but there is a flaw that is very obvious, when the character wants to be Hokusai, the lines on the face of Pieni is almost similar to the eyes of Hokusai. It makes you wonder what he is trying to be. In the end, this film is not the same as the other Hokusai films.

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Russell L.

I have to admit that I hadn't read the works of artist Hirafuji or of his wife Yasuko until I watched this film. I'd heard that the story had inspired the director, and I was curious to find out. I have to say that the film is entertaining. The main characters are drawn well and you learn a lot about the culture through their respective conversations. The work that the women and men of the time do and say are also interesting to see. I especially liked the way that the former central character, Yasuko, is depicted in the film, as a one-of-a-kind artist, whom everyone is fascinated by. Yasuko is depicted as a very modern woman and a talented photographer who makes paintings from women's fragments. This creates a sort of revival of Japanese culture as a whole. The movie is great as a film but does feel a little too long. If it was shorter, then it would be a perfect alternative to the Japanese movies we see in the theaters today. It's a good film and worth watching, but don't expect anything spectacular from this film.

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Vincent

This documentary is an excellent glimpse into the great painter Hokusai. The film examines Hokusai's work in two ways. The first is through the narration of Kitamura, a biographical sketch by the painter's nephew, and a "chronology" of the paintings depicting Hokusai's childhood and youth. The second way of looking at Hokusai's work is through his art. Kitamura goes into great detail in describing Hokusai's own works and what he made of them, a sort of commentary on his own life. The film also includes interviews with the artist's students, his wife, his nephew, and his son. This gives us a good sense of Hokusai's life, his artistic skills, and his artistic inspiration. The film is also an important study of Japan, the influence of the Dutch on Japanese life, and the interaction between different cultures. It is also a good look at modern Japanese society, showing how one artist, Hokusai, can paint the Japanese people in a more negative light than other artists of the time. It is also interesting that the film opens with a conversation between Kitamura and one of his students. I liked the way the film was shot, which was very detailed. It gives a sense of reality. But the documentary could have done with a bit more thought on the viewer. I also think that there is a lot of movie-making here. It is a well-known fact that the painter Hokusai was very interested in painting, and this interest is clearly expressed in his paintings, but also in his life. The way the documentary is constructed also hints to the fact that Hokusai was somewhat of an artist at heart. But as an artistic exhibition, it is very impressive. I give it a 7.

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Johnny M.

Based on the memoirs of Japanese painter Hokusai, "The Hokusai Family" is a film set in the quiet region of Hokkaido. It is the story of the life of Tsunetomo, the eldest son of Tsunetomo Satsuma, who was painted by a blind Japanese woman in 1888. He then lived with the woman, Yukari, who was blind herself, until he died from the disease he contracted. It is told in three parts, beginning with his childhood until his death. Tsunetomo's painting was extremely significant to the development of Japanese culture. In the second part, he paints the sea and the mountain with his wife, and the scenes are beautifully rendered. The transition of the painting from his own hand to the canvas is also of great interest, since the two of them share the responsibility of the painting. One of the main problems with the film, however, is the film's protagonist: Hikaru-ka, a blind Japanese woman, who lived with Tsunetomo in his final years. Her depiction is not only unrealistic, but rather, was very important to the growth of the character. It was also necessary to show how she became blind. However, the person who is the strongest actor of the film, Tsunetomo himself, is very lackluster. He does not appear to be a real artist, and he simply does not make any memorable performances. The director and the screenwriter did not convince me that they were in the position to make a good film about Tsunetomo. The director, Masao Shinkai, is a very talented director, but his screenplay was extremely weak. He had the skill to make a film about the story of a painter, but his poor execution of the narrative made it difficult to grasp the emotions of the character. In the third part, the viewer sees the behavior of Tsunetomo's other children. There are many technical flaws in the movie, but those technical flaws are so minor as to be unnoticed. Tsunetomo Satsuma, whose own painting was a major point of discussion, is a very gifted painter. But he is not the main point of the film. The real joy of the film is the relationship of the Tsunetomo Satsuma family with the blind woman Yukari. Tsunetomo and Yukari never grew close, and Yukari is very much the subject of the film. I was not a very big fan of this film, but I did find it a little bit interesting. I highly recommend it to fans of Japanese culture.

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Lori W.

It is interesting to see the effects of the war on the Japanese people in the movie. It is also interesting to see how they try to tell the history of the war and how they live it. The documentary style shows a lot of the struggle for survival, the isolation of the people, and the sacrifices they make. I was particularly impressed by the way the people are treated by the Japanese army. It was like a documentary made by soldiers. I also liked how the movie showed the Japanese culture. There were a lot of songs which were very beautiful and poignant. However, one of the songs had a very strong negative message that made the movie very confusing. However, this was probably the best of the three movies I have seen.

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Willie Reyes

We have been exposed to the past in various ways, but it was mainly through the work of Hiroshi Suzuki, most of which was directly related to the development of living cultures. One of his most important works was Toda Kuni: The Story of a Japanese Children's Museum in Osaka. This movie was one of the few films of its kind that actually covered a single period of time. So what we have here is a story about a place, which would be fascinating if it wasn't for the flaws of time travel. Let's start with the positives. First of all, this is one of the few films that does not have a particular plot or story line. The viewer simply has to see it as it is. It's not the plot that is important here, but rather the ideas. The idea of traveling through time. Through four major historical periods, from the founding of Japan to the 1930s. At the same time, the ideas are brought together by a good, but somewhat more generic acting performance by the director himself, and the screenplay. The main characters are well-written and carry the film well. Takashi Tsuchiya, the writer, is credited as the screenwriter, and this is the first time that I've heard of him, but it's a good sign of his work that he is credited for the screenplay. The actors themselves carry the film, and even those of whom I've never heard of carry it well. However, the films main plot line is the main reason that I was watching this. That is, to make me think about history, not the actual history. That being said, there are some scenes that are about the same length as the last four episodes of the anime series, which would be one of the reasons why the anime series is used for comparison. While I do like the animation in the film, and I also like the film's original presentation, the film lacks the power that the anime had, due to the extremely common style in animation, and the lack of depth of the stories. However, I have a feeling that this will change with the upcoming release of the anime in November. My final rating of this film is seven out of ten, with the one being negative being mainly due to the time travel plot. While I enjoyed the film, I feel that there is still much to be seen here.

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Kathleen Murphy

It's a shame to see that the now famous film Akira is not available on DVD, this movie is more than just a tribute to the famous Japanese artist Hokusai and of course to the legend of the legendary Murakami. But this movie also includes about 80 minutes of film that is lost. For example, the portraits of the Murakami brothers are not on display, the scenes are not in full color, and the screen is badly filled with thick white lines that make the screen look very poor. However, the best part of the movie is the 3-d animation and the elaborate settings of the house, the blue sky, the mountains, the wind, the rain, the earth, the water, the wind and the water. I don't want to spoil too much of this movie. I really like this movie, but it is still a shame that the final version is not on DVD.

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Pamela Sims

Some of the scenes that are shown in this film are not shown in the movie itself. If you have never seen the film or watched the original "It's a Wonderful Life" it is too late to catch it on TV and catch a good copy on DVD. That is what I did. Unfortunately I don't think I would watch the film again. The movie doesn't show anything that I haven't seen in the original. Even if you didn't know about the movie before watching this you could still have trouble catching up with it because the people who made this movie are no longer alive. That is what you get when you make a movie and you have a great story but it is too long for people who have not seen the original to get through. But if you watch the original you will know that you will have to see this one as well. I think that if you like the original you will enjoy this movie. In this film it is based on the book and the film is a different story. But it is good to watch because it is based on the book. But if you see the original it will not be like the movie and if you see the film you can still catch up on it from the original. I think that is a good thing to watch because there are a lot of people who do not have the original and they would have trouble with it but if you see the original you will have trouble catching up on it because there are a lot of people who have not seen the original.

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Elizabeth Ellis

this is not a classic film but it has a good story, beautiful photography, good acting. The story is about a Japanese teenager who falls in love with a Japanese girl (whom he thinks is the most beautiful woman on earth), she only accepts him after he saves her from a falling tree, he falls in love with her and after being away for a long time, they come back together, she has to use all her wealth, but he needs to learn to be in Japan. i am glad that i saw this film but it is not really a film i would be happy to see again. The best part of the film is the photography, it is beautiful and it adds a nice touch of art to the film, the photography is very artistic and there is some great landscapes in the film. Also the photography is very artistic, there is some nice photography in the film, this is one of the films where you get to see the beauty of Japan, you see all the beautiful scenery that exists in Japan. Another very good thing about the film is the acting, it is really good, especially the young girl who plays the role of the girl. She is very good in her role, there is no one better than her, she makes the film look very good. The way she plays her role is very good and she makes you really believe that she is the girl in the film. The other actors in the film are also good, but they aren't as good as the young girl, she is a very good actress. Overall, the film is beautiful and beautiful and really adds to the film. I recommend this film to everyone, but i am a little disappointed that it is not a classic film, it would be very difficult for me to recommend this film to all of my friends. Maybe this film is for a different group of people to like, but that doesn't matter, i liked it and i think everyone else should like it, so everyone should see this film.

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Donald Dean

The Japanese icon of small-town mystery is a real hero for the modern world, and here he is more a symbol than a person. The place where he lives, the title of his album, and even his historical date and name are changed to fit the "modern" Japanese society. A real great hero of the modern world, and with this name and his last album, many times an important figure, there's really nothing more to say about him. His last album is one of the most influential of the century. There's something in the story of "Miss Hokusai" and about this guy in the album that might make you believe in the great truth. But that's not the end of the story. This movie shows how an idol works, how he can become the strong personality that he is supposed to be, how he doesn't want to let anyone or anything get in the way of his life. But then you see him fall in love, and when he finds out that he has feelings for a woman, he starts to change from a normal, always silent, quiet, self-made idol to a person who wants to fight for the future of his country, and in doing so, become an icon of the Japanese people. And this is where he falls from the great idol, and becomes a real hero of the people.

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Lauren Alvarado

An interesting movie, about a Japanese artist who was imprisoned and then killed in WWII. Katsumoto-san paints some of the most stunning paintings in the Japanese Imperial Museum in Tokyo. His paintings show the complexity of life and death, and a rich connection with nature. The film also features some live-action clips of Katsumoto-san doing his painting, and also an interview with the artist. The film has a good amount of action, as Katsumoto-san, a young and completely naive artist, faces the Nazis in a prison camp. He ends up dying, and his wife, wife and mother-in-law are all trapped in the museum. There is a very interesting story and a fine performance by the actress who plays Katsumoto-san's wife. The film is worth watching, but it's not as good as some of Katsumoto-san's other works.

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Joe E.

This documentary is an interesting look into one of Japan's greatest writers, painter, and scientist of the Edo period. Much of the animation shown here is done using live action, but the animation itself is stunning. The animation is the perfect match of the full-length animation shown here. The documentary does a good job of presenting the full text of Tsugaru Tsumako's painting of 'Orochimaru', and also gives a brief history of Tsugaru, including the origins of the legendary Kamurocho district, and the role of the Kamurocho in the history of the Edo period. The animation is excellent, although I did notice some animation-skipping and choppy editing. But the movie is worth the watch, even if you don't have any knowledge of the history of Japan.

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Sean Austin

I was not a big fan of Akira Kurosawa's directorial debut, "FURY OF THE CROW". The film is not well known outside Japan, and it is hard to find it on DVD. However, I have found that, for some reason, it is sometimes available on Amazon. It is a great film, in my opinion, which I highly recommend. It is based on a manga that is very controversial in Japan, but, unfortunately, the film does not have the emotional depth of the manga. The film shows a very interesting point about the Japanese culture. There are a lot of red-eyed people, or mado, in the film. This is a result of the Japanese school curriculum that teaches us that the human eye can only see red. The film is a tragic story about how the eye perceives light. What it is like to be in a world where you have a red eye. I have read other reviews that describe this as a kind of art film, but it is not. The film is basically a story about a boy named Masahiro and his friend, Shu. They have a pet monkey named Nutella. After Nutella is separated from the pair, Masahiro is left alone with his sister and Shu, who is a very good dog, because her owner died in an accident. Masahiro watches his sister's childhood. The film is about relationships, and how life is about relationships. The film is good in how it shows the relationship between Masahiro and Shu. The film is really good at showing how these two characters develop and how their relationship evolves. There are many things that are very emotional in this film. The film is not very well known outside Japan, but I would strongly recommend that you see it. If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend that you do. 7/10.

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Melissa Martinez

I watched this movie on DVD, as I was a big fan of P.M.S. The DVD has a unique look, I recommend that you watch it at least once. The movie was not bad. It was the storyline that was weird, it seemed very rushed and nothing really stuck out in my mind, like there was a need for a lot of times to focus on the girl (Lucy) and not on the times when she is hanging out with people. There was also a lot of time that was spent in the wilderness, a lot of time that was spent in the woods, and a lot of time spent with the lady in the car. All in all, I'd recommend this movie to people who are fans of P.M.S. This movie does not give you the satisfaction of watching a good movie like "In the Mood for Love", you have to watch it for yourself.