The Haunted Sword

The Haunted Sword

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Copresented with The Japan Business Association of Southern California,The Japan Foundation, UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, The Yanai Initiative, and the School of the Arts and Architecture, and Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Drama, lust, vengeance, and haunted weaponry collide in this explosive Japanese kabuki. Famed female impersonator Tamasaburo V joins Kanzaburo XVIII and Nizaemon to form the dream cast of this filmed live performance of a 17th-century dramatic form. (2010, dir. Hiroyuki Nakatani, 113 min. English subtitles.)

Following the screening, join us in the courtyard for an after-party featuring DJ Hashim B, sake tasting and cash bar, free Japanese food and free, limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.