National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon: Samurai Champloo

Freer|Sackler Museums, Washington DC

SAT., April 13th, 2013. Free of charge.

This year’s marathon presents all 26 episodes of Shinichiro Watanabe’s landmark animated television series Samurai Champloo. This smart, hip series is the story of three eccentric outcasts traveling across Edo-era Japan in search of “the samurai who smells of sunflowers.” The program gleefully incorporates playful anachronisms, such as hip hop music and graffiti, while touching on actual elements of the era, such as ukiyo-e painting, historical figures, and Japan’s interactions with the Dutch East India Company. Selected episodes are introduced by experts, and tours of Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books and the Freer’s Japanese collection are offered throughout the weekend. Visit this webpage for a detailed schedule.

Presented in conjunction with the Sackler exhibition Hand-Held with the assistance of Otakorp, Inc., and the DC Anime Club.

LINK to full schedule

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