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01:12 min 11. March 2014

FUGU & TAKO

a narrative film in Japanese

FUGU & TAKO is an amazing buddy film with stunning visual effects. The story follows two Japanese salary men's lives that literally transform when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar.

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02:27 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Soy Sauce

a report in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Horikawaya Soy Sauce Brewery in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feautre on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1S5WGjp

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02:05 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Vinegar

a report in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Iio Jozo Vinegar Brewery in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feautre on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1RbNpGx

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12:22 min 10. December 2014

小さな庭園 / Small Garden

a narrative film in Japanese

小さな庭園

監督・アニメーション 斎藤俊介
音楽:岡本憲昭
音響・ミックス:染谷和孝
2D背景美術:佐々木達也
2Dアニメーション仕上げ:スズキハルカ
ロゴデザイン:怡土希帆

Small Garden

Director / Animator : Shunsuke Saito
Music : Noriaki Okamoto
Sound, Mixing : Kazutaka Someya
2D Background painting : Tatsuya Sasaki
2D Animation finishing : Haruka Suzuki
Logo design : Kiho Ito

12 min. 22 sec. / 2014

奇妙な形の植物や動物、模様の描かれた空、紫色の雲。見知らぬ世界で目覚めた主人公は、やがてその一部となるべく姿を変えられてしまう。奥へと進むにつれ、そこがどういった場所なのか理解し始める。そして留まるべきか、戻るべきかの決断を迫られる。

Story of a life form which wakes up in an unknown mysterious world. As he go deeper, he slowly understands what kind of place it is. The world seems beautiful, but it lacks what the real life has. He has to make a choice to stay or not.

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02:29 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Mirin

a documentary in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Hakusen Mirin Brewery in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feautre on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1MVuLuM
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12:17 min 15. January 2016

Bean Cake by David Greenspan

a narrative film in Japanese

Won Palm d'Or. More Cannes winners at www.filmsshort.com

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15:00 min 8. January 2013

The Wreck

a narrative film in Japanese

"The Wreck" is a short film about a couple's attempt to escape from a world that forces them to choose between life and existence.

Official Selection: Richmond International Film Festival 2015, NewFilmmakers NY Fall 2014, Official Selection NY Shorts Fest 2014, Winner - Best Art Short Manhattan Film Festival 2014, Official Selection Hawaii International Short Film Festival 2014, Cannes Court Metrage, Short Film Corner 2014.
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Produced by haus+longhitano (main.hausandlonghitano.com)
Starring: Mari Yamamoto and Toshiji Takeshima
Director of Photography: Frank Longhitano
Executive Producers: Taryn Looney and Eliot Cole
Co-producer: Christine Lo
Production Design: Neslihan Arslan
Costume Design: Annie Simon
Music by: Lou Rogai
Written and Directed by: Kevin Haus
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01:04 min 30. September 2007

Asience: Hairy Tale

a commercial in Japanese

Production I.G has created the animation for Kao Corporation's Asience shampoo creative challenge, entitled Asience: Hairy Tale. The 60-second animated film is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, who gained international fame by directing the animation part in Quentin Tarantino's world hit Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

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01:48 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Kamaboko

a report in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Suzuhiro fish-cake company in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1RuP6gR

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07:07 min 3. May 2011

Rolling Bomber Special

a narrative film in Japanese

Tetsuya Nakashima directs this Sentai-spoof for Japanese group SMAP.

subtitles #Tv-Nihon

my review: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2011/05/01/rolling-bomber-special/

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27:16 min 30. December 2014

Japan's Naked Island Hermit: VICE INTL (Japan)

a report in Japanese

78-year-­old Masafumi Nagasaki is the sole resident of a tropical island located at the southern tip of Okinawa, Japan. He would rather obey the demands of nature than of another person, which is what led him to escape civilization and live on Sotobanari Island. We decided to go and find out exactly what kind of lifestyle he's leading, and why he chooses not to wear clothes.

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02:06 min 22. October 2015

Is It That Waterfalls Sound Like Sex to You?

a dance video in Japanese

Budding sensuality in photographer Lena C. Emery’s film debut. Read the full feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1M8bohU

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02:00 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Sake

a report in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Masumi Sake Brewery in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feautre on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1UyVkLY

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02:09 min 8. January 2016

The Last Artisans of Japan: Tea

a report in Japanese

Discover the inner workings of the Maruhachi Seichajo Tea company in a six-part series touring Japan’s fast-disappearing, traditional food producers, directed by Jeremy Valender of Pundersons Gardens. Read the feautre on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1JZejcW
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