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2008

Kukkyo no chi iwasaki onikenbai no ichinen

Ultimate land - a year of IWASAKI ONIKENBAI(sword dance)

究竟(くっきょう)の地 岩崎鬼剣舞(おにけんばい)の一年

(c)NAGARU MIYAKE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(c)NAGARU MIYAKE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(c)NAGARU MIYAKE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(c)NAGARU MIYAKE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Release Date
February, 25th, 2012
Running Time
128 min
Genre
Documentary
Color
Color
Screening Format
DVCAM
Screen Size
SD (4:3)
Subtitle
English (original version is 161min.)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Aichi Arts Center

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Corrosion films

[ Story ]

The folk performing art "oni kenbai," or devil's sword dance, which has been handed down over 1,300 years in the rural areas of Iwate Prefecture's Kitakami City. Documentary about this dance, which is a national Important Intangible Folk Property, and the interactions amongst local people.
Dancers wear unusually shaped masks and stomp the earth, and the dance includes requiems and prayers. The spirit of this devil's swords dance is presented through rehearsals and a special performance at the funeral for a great master. Director Miyake Nagaru undertook the lengthy shoot on his own, and created this documentary about Japanese traditional performing arts as a follow-up to {Tokijima Sosakunoh toki no tanjo}.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.kukkyouno-chi.com/

[ Contact (International) ]

Corrosion films
#101 Taiyo House 4-5-11 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0042
Rep: MIYAKE Nagaru
tel: +81 3 3396 5835
fax: +81 3 3396 5835
E-mail: nagaru@car.ocn.ne.jp
http://www.nagaru-miyake.com

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