Beyond the Landscape of Japan Beyond the Landscape of Japan

HIDETAKA INO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & WRITER - REDISCOVERING.JP "Why do I know so little about Japan?" This has been the question I have been asking myself for a long time, even though I have lived in Japan for over 30 years. I was born in the Aichi countryside in 1983, with my family moving to Tokyo during my teenage years. I spent my middle school and high school years during the early years of the internet, when information and lifestyles radically transformed in ways that could never have been imagined before. The world was always connected, and I could get information at any time. One day when I was in East Africa on a business trip, I had a crisis of confidence and my sense of self was shaken. An acquaintance had mentioned how moved they had been by 'In Praise of Shadows' by Junichiro Tanizaki - a book I had never heard of at the time. In a fluster, I had Googled the name of the book on my mobile whilst trying to pretend that, of course, I knew about the book; a modern classic. I was ashamed of myself, and realised that no matter how much our internet-based society evolves, nothing can take the place of an intrinsic sense of identity. Ever since that moment, I have been travelling in Japan to meet people and gain a deeper understanding of what makes my country what it is. Today, many tourists visit Tokyo and Kyoto and believe that they have 'seen' Japan, but my desire is for everyone to discover the 'true' Japan through the daily lives and stories of four local people.

Running Time
1 hours 7 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Hidetaka Ino, Maki Indo
Hidetaka Ino
Bulgaria, USA, Japan
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary « Beyond the Landscape of Japan» (21)

Phillip Delgado avatar
Phillip Delgado

This is the first movie I really enjoyed it. The story is pretty standard Documentary. Fine by me. It looks fabulous, some nice toys to enjoy. If you want some fun, nothing too deep, that looks good!

Janet Lawrence avatar
Janet Lawrence

It`s a wonderful movie. In my opinion it`s a best movie what I see!

Mary avatar

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.

Douglas Rose avatar
Douglas Rose

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels

Nancy R. avatar
Nancy R.

I was entertained. This movie is simply a well structured, interesting and remarkably smart movie.

Joe Douglas avatar
Joe Douglas

OMG!!! This movie cannot be simply described in words. Go see this movie guys. Your mind will be blown. I've already seen this movie and looking forward to see it again.

Joan Fields avatar
Joan Fields

Really good Documentary movie with a good cast!

Lori Warren avatar
Lori Warren

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie

Nathan Richards avatar
Nathan Richards

I have watch every Documentary movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Nathan M. avatar
Nathan M.

great evening entertainment.

Edward R. avatar
Edward R.

Exciting and a great movie.