Documentary Film Screening “Japan Rediscovered – Miyazaki Prefecture”


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Miyazaki’s mountain ranges are the cradle of one of the major episodes in Japanese mythology: the descent to earth of goddess Amaterasu’s grandson. In the 1950s, Miyazaki Prefecture was torn between contradictory movements: while traditional farmers led a humble life rooted in the traditions of the mystical mountains surrounding them, on the other hand, areas where intensive agriculture and industry had chaotically developed in the name of modernization were in a slump. The present screening will focus on both aspects, through contrastive documentary films.

May 1(Fri) 18:30- (expected to end at 19:40)

[Film List]
“Miyazaki Prefecture” (From the Japan Discovered series)
1961 / 28 min 40 sec / Digital version of original 16mm film / BW
Produced by Iwanami Film Production Co. / Producer: Takeji Takamura / Director: Masato Hanamatsu / Scenario: Junpei Yoshihara / Camera: Yuji Okumura

“Reaping Song [Karihoshikiriuta]”
1959 / 41 min 19 sec / Digital version of original 35mm film / BW
Produced by Kiroku Eigasha Co. / Planned by the Central Committee for the Increase of Savings / Producer + Scenario + Director: Kozo Ueno / Camera: Tomio Kanayama / Sound: Tsunesaburo Kaneya / Music: Kei Kusagawa / Narration: Zentaro Kojima




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