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2018

Bon uta

A SONG FROM HOME

盆唄

(c) Telecom Staff, Inc.

(c) Telecom Staff, Inc.

(c) Telecom Staff, Inc.

(c) Telecom Staff, Inc.

Release Date
February, 15th, 2019
Running Time
134 min
Genre
Documentary
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP,Blu-ray
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP,Blu-ray)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

TELECOM STAFF

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Bitters End

[ Story ]

Nakae Yuji of Nabbie's Love directs this documentary about people from Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture and the traditional 'bon-uta' dance that they have protected. Futaba Town was devastated by the Great East Japan Disaster, and in 2015 the townspeople were distressed over the threat to the continued existence of 'bon-uta'. However, they learn that the bon dance was cherished as the Fukushima Ondo by Japanese Americans who emigrated from Fukushima to Hawaii a century ago, and it continues to be performed with enthusiasm to this day. The Futaba townspeople head to Maui in Hawaii to see the dance being performed.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.bitters.co.jp/bon-uta

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2018 TOKYO FILMeX
2019 GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival (Switzerland)
2020 Festival of Japanese Film and Culture (Czech)

[ Contact (International) ]

TELECOM STAFF INC.
8F, NMF Aoyama icchome Bldg., 8‐1‐22 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Attn: HORIUCHI Fumiko
tel: +81 3 5411 2311
fax: +81 3 5411 2314
E-mail: programsales@telecomstaff.co.jp
http://www.telecomstaff.co.jp

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