JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles to host Shogun premiere event with Hiroyuki Sanada

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Japan House Shogun Hiroyuki Sanada

FX and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will co-present an exclusive screening of the first episode of FX’s Shōgun, followed by a conversation with Hiroyuki Sanada. The evening will end with a networking reception featuring Japanese refreshments prepared by UKA restaurant.

FX’s Shōgun, an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel, is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Producer Hiroyuki Sanada stars as Lord Yoshii Toranaga who is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him.

The 10-episode limited series features an acclaimed Japanese cast, unprecedented for an American production.

The event is FREE to guests 21 years of age and older (space is limited) – click here to register.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
6:00 PM Opening Remarks
6:15 PM Screening of FX’s Shōgun
7:30 PM Conversation with Hiroyuki Sanada
8:00 PM Reception

JAPAN HOUSE Salon | Level 5
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Level 5, Los Angeles 90028

Shōgun – Official Trailer – starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai

Japan House Shogun Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada
“Yoshii Toranaga” / Producer

Hiroyuki Sanada is an international star, award-winning actor and one of Japan’s most distinguished and celebrated actors of his generation. He has starred in more than 50 films and earned (the equivalent of) a Japanese Academy Award® for his role in The Twilight Samurai. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. … Read more.

Sanada’s stardom continues to rise. He can be seen in the Sony Pictures’ action feature Bullet Train opposite Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, directed by David Leitch. Sanada also stars in the popular action franchise John Wick: Chapter 4.

In 2021, Sanada appeared in Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated film Army of the Dead for Netflix, playing the casino boss “Bly Tanaka.” He also appeared in the James Wan-produced fantasy-action film Mortal Kombat for Warner Bros., playing the part of “Scorpion,” the most iconic role in the franchise. Both films were incredibly successful and have since announced sequels. Sanada appeared in MGM’s Minamata opposite Bill Nighy and Johnny Depp, directed by Andrew Levitas.

Sanada’s first major Hollywood appearance was in The Last Samurai opposite Tom Cruise. He later appeared in such blockbuster films as The Wolverine, 47 Ronin and Avengers: Endgame. Sanada’s career is just as impressive on the small screen, having appeared in dozens of shows, including the critically acclaimed series Lost for its sixth and final season as well as Westworld in season two.

He is also an established stage actor, working in both Japanese and British plays and theater. His role as “The Fool” in Shakespeare’s King Lear gave him notable theatrical praise and awarded him an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for being the first Japanese actor to perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

Sanada’s career in film, television and theater has spanned more than 50 years, and he has garnered the attention of both American and foreign audiences alike. His unique ability to embody the roles he takes on has made him one of Hollywood’s most respected and sought-after Asian-American actors working today.