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Past Event

SAM Films: Miss Hokusai

Jan 14 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

2 PM – 5 PM

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Discover the little-known story of Katsushika Oi, the daughter of one of famed Japanese master Katsushika Hokusai, at this screening of the 2015 animated film Miss Hokusai.

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara and the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes the little-known story of the daughter of one of history’s most famous artists. As all of 19th-century Edo (present-day Tokyo) flocks to see the work of the revered painter Katsushika Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons, and erotic sketches—sold under the name of her father alongside his actual creations—are coveted by upper-crust lords and journeyman printmakers alike. Shy and reserved in public, O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father when she’s in the studio, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make a samurai blush. Miss Hokusai explores O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister to offer a powerful and emotional coming-of-age tale.

This film is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for young children. It runs 93 minutes and will be dubbed in English.

Members of SAM's Teen Arts Group (TAG) will provide an introduction to the film and offer additional manga, anime, and film recommendations. The screening will begin at 3 pm.

Listening devices are available. If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our customer service team at or 206.654.3210. Please submit requests in advance.

This matinee screening of Miss Hokusai is free, but RSVPs are required to reserve a seat.
SAM Films are generously supported by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Endowment and The Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Film and Education Endowment.
Courtesy of GKIDS

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