Nippon: Furuyashiki Village

Nippon: Furuyashiki Village

小川紳介OGAWA Shinsuke
1982
  • Japan
210min
Colour
  • 16mm
G

Nippon: Furuyashiki Village

Synopsis

OGAWA plays with the conventions of the science documentary to investigate the damage inflicted by an unusual cold front, while penetrating deep into village history. In tiny Furuyashiki, he finds the entire history of Japan – from ancient sea creatures through the catastrophe of WWII to the quiet violence of the economic miracle. As an old man says, "We thought the paved road would bring modernity; instead, it made it easier for the young people to leave".

Director's Profile
OGAWA Shinsuke