Miss Hokusai is the untold story of O-Ei, Hokusai’s daughter, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father.
Set in 1814 Edo (now known as Tokyo), the film introduces us to Katsushika Hokusai who works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes.
However, very few people were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining uncredited. Inheriting both his stubbornness and his talent, Hokusai’s daughter O-Ei’s art is so powerful that it leads her to trouble.
Following this program, Members can discuss the film at the Members Film Club.