Japan Foundation Summer Doc Series: Ubusuna

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Japan Foundation Summer Doc Series: Ubusuna
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto says
Free admission; please RSVP at the link

Directed by Mile Nagaoka, 2013, 120”
Thursday, August 4: 6:30 pm EVENT HALL
Monday, August 8: 6:30 pm EVENT HALL

The ancient Japanese term ubusuna refers to a place and the gods that protect it. Once it was believed that ubusuna protected the people of a place, from a time before they were born until long after they had died. While most people living in the cities have long forgotten about ubusuna, could it be possible to unearth traces of it in contemporary Japan? Director Mile Nagaoka and six film-makers from around the world set off on a film-making caravan, from Yamagata in the north to Okinawa in the south. As they walk, watch and listen to the stories they find at each place, they search for clues to the ubusuna that is Japan in the 21st century.
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By: The Japan Foundation, Toronto