The 24th Creative Café in YIDFF “Yamagata Maiko” will be held on Firday, 11 Oct. 2019
Yamagata City of Film organizes a monthly event named Creative Café, where people in Yamagata can exchange opinions and get to know each other without concerning the differences in age, sex, and nationality.
There are two types of 2019 Creative Café:
- an event inviting a guest speaker from culture or film section to talk, discuss or do a workshop
- a screening to introduce works made in Yamagata City
👘 The 24th Creative Café in YIDFF “Yamagata Maiko”
Friday, 11 October 2019
15：00 〜 17：00
*Because of the seating capacity, we will hold the screening, director’s talk, and Yamagata Maiko performance TWICE.
[ First Screening ]
15：30〜 Director’s talk and Yamagata Maiko performance
[ Second Screening ]
16：30〜 Director’s talk and Yamagata Maiko performance
Multi-purpose Room, Yamagata Manabikan
1-5-19 Hon-cho, Yamagata City, Yamagata
- Take “Benichan bus” to “Honcho” bus stop and 3 minutes walk to the venue
- The Yamagata Manabikan Free Parking was closed due to road construction. Please use public transportations or public parking to reach the site.
- No application required
The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) commemorates its 30th anniversary this year!
This “Creative Café” is a part of the official program of the YIDFF 2019 “Yamagata and Film”, and we will screen the short documentary “Yamagata Maiko”, produced by Yamagata City and Yamagata Creative City Promotion Council, the core body of the Yamagata City of Film.
Did you know that you can meet a maiko, an apprentice geisha, in Yamagata City?
Yamagata Maiko is an icon of traditional performing arts and Japanese restaurant culture, so-called ryo-tei, of Yamagata City. The film “Yamagata Maiko” (2019 / 26 min) carries passions and charms of people in Yamagata to hand the traditions down for future generations.
The film was directed by Mr. SATO Koichi, the director of the documentary film “The World’s Top Theater”, which was screened in the 2017 edition of the festival. We will invite him and Yamagata Maikos to talk and perform for this special occasion.
Organized by Yamagata Creative City Promotion Council (Culture Promotion Division, Yamagata City)
Please contact us for further details.