Complete Guide To EIGASAI 2017 | 20th Japanese Film Festival – Bacolod City

EIGASAI 2017 | 20th Japanese Film Festival In Bacolod City

The long wait is over! Bacoleños, prepare yourselves because EIGASAI 2017 (20th Japanese Film Festival) is finally happening here in the City of Smiles!

There will be a total of 12 participating Japanese films of various genres to be screened for FREE (yes, you read it right!) from August 24 to 27 at SM Cinemas of SM City Bacolod. Take note that seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What are you waiting for? Bring your friends and join the fun! See you all there!

The #EIGASAI2017 in Bacolod is an event organized by The Japan Foundation, Manila in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan and SM City Bacolod.

EIGASAI 2017 | Screening Schedules

EIGASAI 2017 | 20th Japanese Film Festival In Bacolod City

EIGASAI 2017 | Featured Films in Bacolod City


Directed by: Nishikawa Miwa
Cast: Motoki Masahiro, Takehara Pistol, Fukatsu Eri

A bestselling author discovers the joys of living for others after his wife dies. After faking the part of a bereaved husband (he was cheating on his wife at the time of the accident), he meets Yoichi and his children who show him the genuine connections he hasn’t experienced before.

BAKUMAN (2015)

Directed by: One Hitoshi
Cast: Satoh Takeru, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Komatsu Nana

Bakuman portrays the gifted illustrator Moritaka who used to be afraid of working to death much like his manga artist uncle, until he met the aspiring writer Akito. The two of them team up as manga artists to realize their dreams of writing for the biggest name in manga publications.


Directed by: Nakamura Yoshihiro
Cast: Abe Sadawo, Eita, Tsumabuki Satoshi

A comic tale where nine merchants try to use their with and wealth to save their town from poverty and the feudal lord’s harsh taxes without getting caught – or worse – executed.


Directed by: Endo Naotaro

Filmed over 16 months, it closely chronicles this center of Japanese food culture as it prepares to be moved to a different location.


Directed by: Yamada Yoji

A heartwarming comedy about an elderly couple who sends their family in panic when they suddenly decided to end their marriage of 50 years.

CREEPY (2016)

Directed by: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Cast: Nishijima Hidetoshi, Takeuchi Yuko, Kawaguchi Haruna

Film adaptation of Maekawa Yutaka’s mystery novel detailing the intertwining double enigmas of an unsolved missing family case and an odd, neighboring family.

CHIHAYAFURU Part.1 (2016) and CHIHAYAFURU Part.2 (2016)

Directed by: Koizumi Nori
Cast: Hirose Suzu, Nomura Shuhei, Mackenyu

A wonderful story about friends brought together by their passion for the traditional Japanese card game of Karuta. Determined to be the best, Chihaya forms a competitive Karuta club with Taichi to prove that the game is more than just about old customs and to hopefully reunite with their estranged friend Arata.

SWEET BEAN (AN) (2015)

Directed by: Kawase Naomi
Cast: Kiki Kirin, Nagase Masatoshi, Uchida Kyara

Sweet Bean is about a dorayaki shop owner who meets an elderly woman, Tokue, with her own wonderful recipe for the pancake-like snack filled with red bean paste. Their newfound partnership and booming business, however, is threatened when an unkind rumor drives Tokue away.


Directed by: Nakano Ryota
Cast: Miyazawa Rie, Sugisaki Hana, Odagiri Joe

A poignant story of a terminally ill matriach (Futaba) who determinedly sets out to reconcile her family during the last remaining weeks of her life.


Directed by: Nagai Tatsuyuki
Cast: Minase Inori, Uchiyama Koki, Amamiya Sora, Hosoya Yoshimasa

An animated film about a young girl who loses her ability to speak because of a traumatic incident in her childhood. However, her outlook on life changes as she discovers the magic of music and friendship.


Directed by: Okita Shuichi
Cast: Matsuda Ryuhei, Emoto Akira, Maeda Atsuko

Eikichi, the vocalist of a little-known death metal bad, has decided to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Yuka. He returns to his family home in Tobi Island after several years. However, his headstrong father, Osamu, collapses and is diagnosed with cancer.


The Japanese Film Festival (JFF), widely known and appreciated in the Philippines as EIGASAI is presented and run by the Japan Foundation, Manila and is now an established annual event which is held in July in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. Launched in 1997, EIGASAI has grown to one of the largest and popular film festivals attracting over 20,000 audiences every year across the Philippines, showcasing a vast variety of cinematic delights from drama, romance, anime to recently released films in Japan. EIGASAI also brings out guests from Japan for special talks and discussions.

If you want to know more information about EIGASAI, you may visit their website or check out their Facebook page.

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DHADHA GARCIA is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod City, PH. A mom of one, an entrepreneur, and a shutterbug, she is happy, busy, and always on the lookout for exciting projects to work on.



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