How to enjoy HISTORICA

This year's HISTORICA will be held both in-person and online featuring Japanese jidaigeki masterpieces, the latest international history films, invited films in cooperation with domestic and overseas film festivals, and more. Enjoy HISTORICA on the theater screen, at home, or even outside. We look forward to you joining us!

In-Person Screenings

We present to you a selection of 24 exceptional films from classic jidaigeki masterpieces to new history films making their Japan premiere.

The in-person screening program is teeming with highlights yet again, such as the first-ever marathon screening of the Rurouni Kenshin series with a guest appearance from Director Keishi Otomo, classic jidaigeki such as Onimasa with a focus on women, Japan premiere screenings of handpicked, cutting-edge history films, joint programs with film festivals from around the world, and more. Enjoy a lineup that only HISTORICA can offer and an amazing time with diverse guests.

Online Screenings

Enjoy HISTORICA at home!

We will be screening 41 domestic and international history films online via the streaming service MIRAIL.
For our HISTORICA Focus Program spotlighting Misae Tanaka and female film stars, we have a wide selection of bundles that are only available during HISTORICA. You can also rent individual films at HISTORICA-exclusive rates. Never miss this opportunity!

Fringe Event

A new way to enjoy HISTORICA!

An audience-participatory film talk taking place after each day of screening. Various guests gather to discuss cinema with a drink in hand every night from 21:30 (timeframe may change).
With HISTORICA’s Program Director Hiroshi Nishio and film studies scholar Hironori Ito as MCs, we will stream talks on YouTube Live with special in-person and online guests. The guest lineup will be revealed on our official website soon. Please join us online and jump into the conversation via the comment section!

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This year’s HISTORICA XR conference focuses on NFT, an extremely promising technology in the future of XR in the realm of art. We will invite both platform designers and creators working with XR on the forefront of NFT and Digital Reality to speak at the conference. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.