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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (2017)

    Directed by: Stephen Nomura Schible    Casts: SAKAMOTO Ryuichi

    A documentary which captures the music of world-renown composer Sakamoto Ryuichi as he goes on a meditative journey. Making his theatrical film directing debut, Stephen Nomura Schible fulfills a five year long thorough coverage of Sakamoto which bega...


  • くぴぽ SOS!

    KUPIPO SOS! –The Dreamers from Underground (2017)

    Directed by: YANAGIMOTO Satsuki    Casts: HATTORI Maki, BIBIT Aina, Mecro

    Documentary about the idol group Kupipo, which was formed in 2014 with Hattori Maki as the leader. Maki is a man who wishes to act like a cute gal and dresses up in woman's clothes. Follows the group from early summer 2016 through the end of the year...



    VESSEL (2017)

    Directed by: INO Hidetaka    Casts:

    Damien Jalet has travelled the world, infusing his dance with images of the myths, religions, and rituals of each country that he visits, and reflecting the conflict between body and mind in the dance. Kohei Nawa explores materials and techniques thr...


  • 動乱のベトナム

    Vietnam in Turmoil (1965)

    Directed by: AKASA Masaharu    Casts: OZAWA Eitaro

    A documentary about Vietnam, its history and the present war. Here are scenes of the countryside, of Saigon, and many details of actual battles. The on-the-spot scenes show not only the actual fighting, but also incidents of alleged torture. The brut...


  • 新女・女・女物語

    It’s a Woman’s World (1964)

    Directed by: KURATA Takeo, AKUTAGAWA Kazutoshi    Casts:

    This is the sequel to Women...Oh, Women!...... - and like its predecessor it is a documentary film devoted to women, what they are like, who they are, what they do. In the maternity ward another baby girl is born - and what will her life be like? The...


  • 日本の夜 女・女・女物語

    Women… Oh, Women! (1963)

    Directed by: TAKECHI Tetsuji    Casts:

    This is an epoch-making feature length documentary, of Japan at night...with a sharp focus on women, whose beauty, charm, energy, sadness and mysterious eroticism are vividly portrayed. The colorful scenes photographed with a highly polished touch i...


  • 笑う101歳×2 笹本恒子 むのたけじ

    Two Journalists: One Century (2017)

    Directed by: KAWAMURA Atsunori    Casts: SASAMOTO Tsuneko, MUNO Takeji

    Documentary about the lives of Japan's first female photojournalist and a legendary newspaper reporter who still are on the job at age 101. Directed by Kawamura Atsunori, who has won numerous awards as a director of NHK programs including "The Tibeta...


  • 息の跡

    Trace of Breath (2016)

    Directed by: KOMORI Haruka    Casts: SATO Teiichi, SATO Kinue

    Documentary about Sato Teiichi's daily life spent doing everything by hand at his seed shop in Rikuzentakada City, which was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Filmmaker Komori Haruka handles directing, camera and editing in her feature...


  • チョコレートケーキと法隆寺


    Directed by: MUKAI Keita    Casts: Seiya, Yusuke, Tomomi

    Autobiographical documentary by director Mukai Keita, who was raised in an orphanage after his mother died when he was a child. The director's interior life comes into view through his interviews of friends from the orphanage, his rebellion against h...


  • 映画 日本刀~刀剣の世界~

    Nihonto The Movie (2016)

    Directed by: OUCHI Tatsuo    Casts: GASSAN Sadatoshi, HONAMI Koshu

    A documentary revealing episodes of famous swords and the high-ranking samurai or swordsmen who bore them while shining a spotlight on the techniques of master sword smiths and sword polishers who carry on the skill in the present day. This is the di...


  • ざ・鬼太鼓座デジタルリマスター

    The Ondekoza Digitally Remastered Version (1981)

    Directed by: KATO Tai    Casts: KAWAUCHI Toshio, HAYASHI Eitetsu, OI Yoshiaki

    Kato Tai's posthumous documentary The Ondekoza is remastered in 2K from a 4K scan of the 35mm film negative. It depicts young members of the performance troupe, The Ondekoza, which continues to perform taiko drumming on Sado Island. Young people tra...


  • 柳川掘割物語

    The Story of Yanagawa Waterways (1987)

    Directed by: TAKAHATA Isao    Casts: KAGAMI Sachiko, KUNII Masahiko

    Feature-length documentary by "Grave of the Fireflies" director Takahata Isao. The film's eleven chapters interweave actual footage with animation of the canals that crisscross Yanagawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture, showing how they work, the history, ...


  • WHO KiLLED IDOL? SiS消滅の詩

    WHO KiLLED IDOL? poetry of SiS annihilation (2017)

    Directed by: Elizabeth MIYAJI    Casts: BiS, SiS, GANG PARADE

    In-depth documentary that goes behind the scenes to show the dissolution of SiS, which was expected to be the rival to the idol group BiS. Serves as a sequel to The BiS Cannon Ball Run 2014, The Movie, which turned the camera on BiS. Directed by Eliz...


  • 時代劇は死なず ちゃんばら美学考

    Chambara:The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)

    Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao    Casts: NAKAJIMA Sadao, YAMAMOTO Chihiro, KUMURA Shogo

    Focusing on the historical transition of period films, this documentary closely examines the appeal and essence of period films produced in Kyoto. Through interviews with film industry professionals, the distinctly Japanese views of life and death po...


  • 刀 ~温故創新~ 4K Katana Project

    Katana –Respecting tradition, creating something new- (2016)

    Directed by: SATO Toshihiro    Casts: YOSHIHARA Yoshikazu, YOSHIHARA Yoshindo, NAKAJIMA Yoshio

    Documentary shot in 4K resolution that follows the creation of a Japanese sword from start to finish. Japanese swords are mesmerizing works of art, and this documentary shows the master sword maker, sword polisher, and sword mount craftsman as they b...


  • Beyond the Landscape of Japan

    Beyond the Landscape of Japan (2016)

    Directed by: INDO Maki    Casts: MATSUI Tomie, SAISHO Iori, MORIYA Kouichi

    A feature-length documentary by Tokyo based video production company, augment5 Inc., which shows the brand new appeal of time-honored Japan through the work and statements of a river fisherman, a sake brewer, a cattleman, and a cook. It was screened ...


  • 抱く{HUG}

    A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky (2014)

    Directed by: KANA Tomoko    Casts:

    Personal documentary from director Kana Tomoko, who has covered environmental issues and people suffering misfortune in films like Beautiful Islands. This film documents the pregnancy she discovered immediately after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and...


  • 俺たち文化系プロレスDDT

    DDT: Dramatic Dream Team!! -We are Japanese Wrestlers!- (2016)

    Directed by: Muscle SAKAI, MATSUE Tetsuaki    Casts: OHKA Ken, HARASHIMA, DANSHOKU DIENO

    Documentary about the DTT professional wrestling federation that advocates "cultural pro wrestling." Directed by wrestler Muscle Sakai of Gekijoban Proresu Kyanonboru 2014 and Matsue Tetsuaki of Flashback Memories 3D. Fall 2015. Matches are held bet...


  • 大地を受け継ぐ

    Inheritance (2015)

    Directed by: INOUE Junichi    Casts: TARUKAWA Kazuya, TARUKAWA Mitsuyo

    Documentary about the dialogue between students from Tokyo who visit Fukushima Prefecture's Sukagawa City in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and a family struggling to keep their farm in operation. Directed by Inou...




    Directed by: ENDO Naotaro    Casts:

    A documentary filmed over 16 months closely chronicling, including areas never before filmed, the Tsukiji Market which is due to be moved to Toyosu in November of 2016. Endo Naotaro, who has been involved in wide ranging works from advertisements to ...


  • ハイヒール革命!


    Directed by: KOHATSU Yo    Casts: MAJIKINA Natsuki, HAMADA Tatsuomi, FUJITA Tomoko

    Documentary covering the experiences of transsexual Majikina Natsuki from teenage years to the present. Vivid depiction of how Majikina made her choice to live as a woman, interspersed with drama sequences. Directed by Kohatsu Yo of Raise the Castle!...


  • 健さん

    KEN SAN (2016)

    Directed by: HIBI Yuichi    Casts: TAKAKURA Ken, Michael DOUGLAS, Martin SCORSESE

    Interviews with over 20 people from Japan and abroad relate the unseen side of actor Takakura Ken, who passed away in 2014. The documentary is directed by New York based photographer Hibi Yuichi and was awarded the Best Documentary in the Documentari...


  • ディスタンス

    Distance (2016)

    Directed by: OKAMOTO Mana    Casts:

    Okamoto Mana makes her directorial debut with this personal documentary about her family. Selected for the New Asian Currents program at the 2015 Yamagata International Film Festival. The director's parents divorced when she was little, and currentl...


  • いしぶみ

    Ishibumi (2016)

    Directed by: KORE-EDA Hirokazu    Casts: AYASE Haruka, IKEGAMI Akira

    A re-edit of an atomic bomb documentary aired in 2015 to commemorate the 70th year after the end of World War II. Based on "Ishibumi", which aired in 1969, readings of family memoirs give prominence to the lives of 321 Hiroshima Prefectural Middle Sc...


  • カンパイ!世界が恋する日本酒


    Directed by: KONISHI Mirai    Casts: John GAUNTNER, Phillip HARPER, KUJI Kosuke

    Documentary conveying the profundity of Japanese sake through three outsiders involved in the world of sake. Directed by Konishi Mirai of Blind and Close to You. Philip Harper is the first foreigner to become a sake brewer and spends his days in Kyo...


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