The Devil Wears Ju-Ni Hitoe Kimono (2020)
Rai, a frustrated student and part-time labourer, is wandering home after setting up a museum exhibition on the classic novel “The Tale of Genji”. There is a blinding flash of light and he finds himself mysteriously time-slipped into the Heian period, the setting for the famous novel. Armed with a pamphlet on the history of the period and a bottle of headache tablets he passes as an onmyoji (magical protector of the capital) and is hired by the emperor’s wife Nyogo Kokiden. Fearless and coldly analytical she plots to have her son take over the Emperor’s position. Rai is expected to help. This light-hearted historical fantasy is a treat for lovers of sumptuous kimono.
Director: Hitomi Kuroki
Also known as: junihitoe wo kita akuma
Release Year: 2020