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)

Philip avatar

Not sure if there is a better movie ever made! This is the best!

Jacob avatar

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

Heather avatar

This is one of THE best original Documentary movies to come out in a long time! The cinematography, ORIGINAL choreography, story, cast and acting are all spot-on! The over-all production quality is top!

Betty Willis avatar
Betty Willis

The actors here did their jobs well. The plot was good

Randy W. avatar
Randy W.

This movie is absolutely one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life.

Jacob avatar

good story line I really enjoyed

Susan D. avatar
Susan D.

Don't hesitate. You'll like it.

Justin Garza avatar
Justin Garza

Usually I try to be careful with over hyping a film, or setting the expectations too high, as film geeks all are guilty for, however for Hidetaka Ino, this really is not possible.