OTS productions and Reed Hessler presents Japanese Film event with Food.
Film screening: The Wind Rises directed by Hayao Miyasaki
The Wind Rises is a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikoshi (1903–1982), designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, used by the Empire of Japan during World War II. The film is adapted from Miyazaki’s manga of the same name, which was in turn loosely based on both the 1937 novel The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori and the life of Jiro Horikoshi. It was the final film directed by Miyazaki before his retirement in September 2013. However, in 2017, Miyazaki announced he had come out of retirement to produce How Do You Live?, which is expected to be released in 2020 or 2021.
The Wind Rises was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2013. It won and was nominated for several awards, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
Food: Crafted by OTS Productions ( Ayaka Takao and Miki )
Vendors : Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee, B•A•D [Baltimore Anime Denizens], Matcha Time Cafe, Anime Ceramix.
Free and Open to the public
Festivities begin @ 6:00pm
Introductions by OTS and Reed Hessler before the film.
Event will end by 11:00pm.
Street parking is free after 6pm.
There is a parking lot just behind the garden that is free during events in the garden.
Please plan properly
(examples:Water, bug spray or blanket / chair to sit on)
Food and Drink will be available for purchase via OTS productions & Matcha Time Cafe
There will be a after party event @ The Crown Titled “A Night Of Japanese New Wave and Obscure” ( It is a free DJ event / Dance party, playing the best of 1970’s 1980s Japanese funk, soul, pop and more )