On September 29th at The Centre For The Performing Arts in Vancouver, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) held the World Premiere of The Vancouver Asahi. The film is directed by Ishii Yuya and it tells the story of the Vancouver Japanese-Canadian baseball team during the early 1900s.
The film stars Japanese mega idols Kazuya Kamenashi and Satoshi Tsumabuki, both of whom were in attendance at the premiere, gracing their avid fans with their presence. Flocks of fans stormed the red carpet, greeting the guests with cheers and banners.
VIFF also had the honorable pleasure of having the last surviving player of the Asahi team, Kaye Kamanishi, to attend and speak before the audience at the screening. Kamanishi expressed his gratitude and happiness for the film being made and for the story of the Asahi to be told to generations to come.
The October 9th screening of the film still has tickets available, get yours today!