2012 / A film about cherry trees gift from Japan to be shown at Norton Simon Museum, Aug 3

Film Takamine Cherry Tree

A scene from “Takamine” (2011), courtesy of Japan America Media Association

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena presents the film screening of  “Takamine” (2011) on Friday, July 13 at 6:00 pm and Friday, Aug. 3 at 6:00 pm.

Norton Simon Museum’s screening

“Takamine” (2011)

Directed by Toru Ichikawa

106 min. / Japanese with English subtitles / Rated G

Friday, July 13, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to the United States, the Norton Simon Museum will screen “Takamine.”

The film chronicles the life of Dr. Jokichi Takamine from his childhood in Japan to his accomplishments in modern biotechnology and his life in America.

Dr. Takamine was instrumental in making the gift of cherry trees possible. As symbols of peace and friendship, the trees can still be admired today along the Potomac and Hudson Rivers.

Presented in the Norton Simon Museum’s theater.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 West Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove, Pasadena, California 91105

Free with museum admission; no reservations are taken.

General admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and FREE for members, students with ID., and everyone age 18 and under.

Parking at the museum is free.

The Norton Simon Museum is open from 12:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday.

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