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75 Years in Japan

The Chester Beatty is delighted to be one of the screening venues for the 11th edition of the Japanese Film Festival. The Festival showcases the best of Japanese films from action to anime, comedies and dramas. In association with the Embassy of Japan, access>CINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association.

75 Years in Japan tells the story of Sister Paschal (Jennie) O’ Sullivan – a young nun from Co Cork –  who said goodbye to her family and left on the long journey to Japan to become a missionary there in 1935. She would go on to spend the next 75 years in the country, most of that time teaching in a prestigious girls’ school in Tokyo. Eventually, she was the last Irish missionary nun in Japan – and, in 2010, she finally returned to Ireland.

In 2012, journalist James Creedon – whose great-grandfather was Sr. Paschal’s first cousin – caught up with the then 100-year-old nun.

Free no booking required. (2018 Not certified, 52mins)

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Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92