Fumiaki Miura, Searching for the Ideal Bow

The world-renowned violinist FUMIAKI MIURA commissioned the bow-making master OHSE KUNITAKA to produce his ideal violin bow. Will MIURA's ideal bow be realised? This music documentary focuses on the making of a violin bow, from the beginning of its production to its completion and the world's first concert to mark its unveiling.

  • Jiro Kumakura
  • Yuki Hori
  • Fumiaki Miura
    Key Cast
  • Kunitaka Ohse
    Key Cast
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    54 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    Digital, SONY A7S3
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Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Jiro Kumakura

Jiro Kumakura is a videographer based in Tokyo who studied photography in Florence and has been making documentaries since 2007. www.jirokumakura.com

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Director Statement

Pernambuco wood from Brazil is a scarce material due to global warming and deforestation. The bow-making master Kunitaka Ose uses this precious material to produce violin bows of the highest quality. This documentary documents the collaboration between world-renowned violinist Fumiaki Miura and the bowmakers. The film reminds us that the best music does not come from the artist alone but from the collaboration with the craftsmen.