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Zen to hone

Zen and Bones


(c)Daijobu・Hito Hito Films

(c)Daijobu・Hito Hito Films

(c)Daijobu・Hito Hito Films

(c)Daijobu・Hito Hito Films

Release Date
September, 2nd, 2017
Running Time
126 min
Screening Format
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP,Blu-ray)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Daijobu, Hito Hito Films

[ Story ]

Documentar y about the tumul tuous li fe of Japanese-American zen monk Henry Mittwer. Delves into Henry Mittwer as a person using documentary footage along with varied techniques including animation and drama vignettes. Directed by Nakamura Takayuki of Yokohama Mary.
Born in 1918 in Yokohama, Henry traveled to the US on his own in 1940 and spent the war years incarcerated in Japanese-American internment camps. In 1961 he returned to Japan, where he endured the chaos of the era while cultivating his talents through the tea ceremony, ceramics and writing. Old age didn't bring the carefree life one might have expected.

[ Official Site ]

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2015 Busan International Film Festival, Documentary Competition
2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2016 Mumbai International Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

Hito Hito Films
231-0023 神奈川県横浜市中区山下町217 800 Center 3-E
Attn: FUJIOKA Asako
tel: +81 45 241 9353
fax: +81 45 241 9353