VBT Book Club Goes to the Movies
Sunday, July 16, 2017
“KUBO and the TWO STRINGS”
Many movie goers among us may have seen this acclaimed animation film when it was making headlines in the theaters. Even if so, you will definitely want to see it again as it has so much Japanese culture that goes along with the celebration of Obon at VBT on the weekend of July 23-24, 2017.
The film is a magical, mystical journey of a young eye-patched boy named Kubo. The setting is feudal Japan. In order to take care his ill mother, Kubo earns a living by using music from his shamisen to manipulate origami for the entertainment of the village folk. His mother has warned him not to stay out after dark because her sisters and his grandfather will be able to find him and take his other eye. One evening, Kubo forgets to return home before sunset and thus begins his wild, dangerous action filled adventure.
Kubo and the Two Strings will be shown downstairs in the social hall at 12:30 p.m. Please join us for a film the whole family can enjoy.
Note: The August book club selection will be announced at a later date on the temple website.
Ros Dong and Judy Nakatomi