Jammies & Toons: Okko’s Inn : Sun | February 16 | 11:30 AM | The Vic
**NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Adorable + Affecting + Acceptance
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko starts living with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring in the countryside. While she completes her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are welcoming spirits who live there that only she can see. Kitaro Kosaka’s touching anime Okko’s Inn offers a unique ghost story for all ages that stays true to Japanese traditions while also paying homage to them.
Based on a popular series of children’s books, Okko’s Inn centers around the encounters and relationships Okko builds while becoming the young innkeeper of Harunoya. She meets the ghost of Uribo, a rambunctious boy who loved her grandmother when they were children. Just as she’s starting to accept Uribo’s presence, Miyo, the spirit of the older sister of Okko’s snooty classmate Matsuki, shows up.
The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitarô Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly combines mesmerizing, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts.
The inn’s motto is that it accepts all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. Okko’s Inn offers a delightful yet meaningful meditation on the current political climate regarding the acceptance of immigrants and refugees that all ages and cultures can find depth and meaning in.
– Ravi Srinivasan
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