Geisha’s Blade at the Shangri-La Plaza

Last June 19, 2019 we attended the press screening to kick off the 22nd EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival with some of our swords and armor on display at the Shangri-La Plaza Red Carpet. EIGASAI 2019 officially starts on July 3 at the Shangri-La Plaza and more of our swords and armors will be on display at the mall. 

This is our first time partnering up with Shangri-La Plaza so we’re very excited! 

More about EIGASAI 2019:

In honor of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, EIGASAI’s 22nd edition runs from July 3 to August 25, 2019﹣with seventeen-full-feature films of diverse genres selected for more than 135 screenings across seven major cities nationwide. Expect a variety of film genres—romance, comedy, action/adventure, horror, mystery, feature, historical dramas and all-time favorite anime films to complete this year’s line-up.

This year’s opening film features Samurai Marathon directed by Bernard Rose, based on Akihiro Dobashi’s novel Bakumatsu Marathon Samurai about the Ansei Tooashi, known as Japan’s first marathon.

The JFF | EIGASAI is open to the public, and is free of charge, with the exception of films to be screened at Shangri-La Plaza Cinema (July 3-14) which will be PHP 100 per screening. For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please access the Japan Foundation, Manila website: or call at (+632) 811-6155 to 58.

Screenings at the following venues:

July 3-14 – Red Carpet, Shangri-La Plaza

July 18-21 – Robinsons Tacloban

July 18-21 – SM City Naga

July 25-28 – SM City Bacolod

Aug 1-4 – Abreeza Mall Davao

Aug 3 & 9 – Cultural Center of the Philippines

Aug 8-11 – SM City Rosales, Pangasinan

Aug 14-17 – UP Film Institute

Aug 15-18 – Ayala Center Cebu

Aug 22-25 – Gateway Mall Cineplex

Below are the exciting films in the JFF | EIGASAI line-up:

1) The 8-Year Engagement by Takahisa Zeze

2) KAKEGURUI by Tsutomu Hanabusa

3) The Crime that Bind by Katsuo Fukuzawa

4) Laughing Under the Clouds by Katsuyuki Motohiro

5) Mixed Doubles by Junichi Ishikawa

6) One Cut of the Dead by Shinichiro Ueda

7) Perfect World by Kenji Shibayama

8) Yakiniku Dragon by Chong Wishing

9) The Tears of Malumpati by Keita Meguro

10) Lu Over the Wall, an animated film by Masaaki Yuasa

11) Mirai, an animated film by Mamoru Hosoda

12) The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps by Yukihiko Tsutsumi

13) special screenings of award-winning Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s  feature films, including After the Storm, The Third Murder and the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and nominee for the 91st Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Shoplifters.

Follow the official EIGASAI Facebook:  @eigasaiPH for updates.

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