Film “Takamine” depicting Japanese philanthropist in early 20th century, April 10, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Film Takamine

The year of 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the original planting of the cherry trees by the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. in 1912.

The planting the cherry trees was officially the present from the Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to Mrs. Taft, wife of the U.S. President.

But the driving forces of this goodwill movement was Japan-born Jokichi Takamine, successful chemist and businessman in New York City in early 20th century .

Film “Takamine” depicts the life of Takamine and the story of meeting Mrs. Eliza Rushamah Scidmore who had been fascinated by the beauty of cherry blossom trees in Japan.

Executive Producer: Makoto Ichikawa

Presented by Aurora Foundation, the screening will take place at the David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012, on Sunday, April 10, at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $12 at door, $10 advanced discount.

The Aurora Foundation offers Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation scholarship the Aurora Challenge Grant every year.

Aurora Foundation  (323) 882-6545