Learn about Japan’s most famous wizard

"Onmyoji"

The Japanese action film "Onmyoji" (also know as “The Yin-Yang Master”) will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in 331 Social Sciences & Business Building at UMSL.

Eleven years ago, the action film “Onmyoji” (also know as “The Yin-Yang Master”) was Japan’s box office king, becoming one of the highest grossing movies of that year.

The film will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in 331 Social Sciences & Business Building at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Check out for yourself what made this film such a hot commodity. The program is free and open to the public. Free pizza will be provided.

Laura Miller, the Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and professor of anthropology at UMSL, will introduce the movie. Miller is an expert on Japanese culture. She has published more than 50 articles and book chapters on Japanese culture and language.

“Onmyoji” was released in Japan in 2001 and sent to the U.S. in 2004. It’s a mystical tale complete with the high-flying stunt work and magical special effects. For the New York Times’ take on the movie, click here to read the review.

The screening is sponsored by the Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professorship in Japanese Studies at UMSL, International Studies and Programs at UMSL, and the Japan Studies Alliance.


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