“MAIKO HAAAAN!!!” Opens at The ImaginAsian Theater on April 18th
WHAT: One week exclusive on the hyper entertainment romantic comedy
WHEN: April 18-25, 2008
WHERE: The ImaginAsian Theater, 239 East 59th Street,
New York, NY 10022 (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
WHY: The ImaginAsian Theater, New York’s premier Asian American theater, will host Japanese comedy film, Maiko Haaaan!!!.
From acclaimed screenwriter Kankuro Kudo of Ping Pong, Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims, and Takashi Miike’s Zebraman comes Maiko Haaaan!!!, a slapstick comedy with an energetic twist of Kyoto humor and a colorful introduction to the undisclosed Maiko world.
The film centers on Kumihiko Onizuka (Sadao Abe, Kamikaze Girls), an office worker who dumps his girlfriend because he believes he can only fall in love with a Maiko (apprentice geisha). He decides to pursue his dream of courting a real Maiko in Kyoto. The private Maiko Houses become the backdrop to his confrontations with his rival, a millionaire baseball player (Shinichi Tsutsumi). Meanwhile, Kumihiko’s girlfriend (Kou Shibasaki) tries to win him back by leaving Tokyo to become a Maiko herself.
MAIKO HAAAAN!!! opens at The ImaginAsian Theater on April 4th.
Tickets are available at The ImaginAsian Theater box office, located at the theater. For showtimes, please visit www.theimaginasian.com.