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Kitakyushu City has a world heritage and has supported Japan's modern civilization since the Meiji era, but has declined. In other scenes, volcanic towns in Kyushu gain great prosperity. The reason was related to the background of a certain woman.

  • Youichirou Yasumoto
  • Youichirou Yasumoto
  • Youichirou Yasumoto
  • Arisa Seto
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    24 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 JPY
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    English, Japanese
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    720 480avi ,Full HD
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Director Biography - Youichirou Yasumoto

I started oil painting in my childhood.
I was influenced by progressive rock
when I was a junior high school student.
I changed my thinking about painting (Impressionism).
and I was devoted to surrealism and avant-garde.
I participated in supporting contemporary art of countryside.

2005 I started shooting with a home camera.
2007 curated international exhibition of contemporary art
    in the Tyuou town shopping street
    Participated in the 2008 24-hour film festival
    Participated in the Peer Film Festival,
2009 joined extra in Keren Cytter's work
    Abandoned working 1
2016 Production resumed
2017 started participating in short film competition.
2018 abandoned working 2

Music making
Playing musical instruments

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Director Statement

The southern island of Japan is called Kyushu.
There, Japanese origin and modernization are compatible.
There are many myths, and economic development and decline repeatedly
Kitakyushu was the center of Japan in the steel industry since the Meiji era.
Before that it was a huge sandy beach. The government pioneered it. As a result, Kitakyushu has become the standard for the atomic bombings. (At that time the weather was bad and it was driven into Nagasaki)
The town was violent and violent due to development, but many women were active in it.
On the other hand, the town of Yufuin in the middle of Kyushu is becoming a tourist destination, and quiet towns are conquered by huge capital.
But the townspeople fought with them. But looking back, the history of the town was a history of robbery. Many gods were settled there. A new religion from China has changed the town. The situation remains the same.
Kitakyushu is called the birthplace of Yakuza.
It is a safe town now. But the economy is insecure.
Kitakyushu is countryside despite having a World Heritage Site.
For example, even the theme park created by Nippon Steel went bankrupt. The name of the adjacent station is the same as the theme park name. Only the station name was left behind.

Yufuin, on the other hand, is a volcanic area, but reflects the reflection of Tokyo. The number of tourists from home and abroad is only increasing. There is a gate of a shrine called Torii in a small pond called Lake Kinrin. Somehow it is in the pond and miserable. I investigated the reason. In ancient times, the town was dominated by a powerful mountain religion. History repeats itself. But the economy is always irresponsible.

South islands of Japan have myths and modern civilizations. Industry declines and fake tourism flourishes. One day, the dragon mourns at an urbanized tourist destination. He explains how the town was made and what the eel princess was. History was repeated. Meanwhile, a woman living in a declining industrial town experiences a strange phenomenon. She also recalls her grandmother who lived before and after the war. She notices her power from her grandmother.

There are many myths on the southern island of Japan. A tourist spot in a volcanic area has developed like a big city. One day, the dragon sees an urbanized tourist destination and mourns. He explains how the town was made and what the eel princess was. History has been repeated. In the Middle Ages this town experiences the same situation. At that time, a monk used his transparent heart to spread his religion. Princess Unagi loses its power and is humanized. Her friend God tries to help, but fails, the village shifts to mountain worship. Eel Princess is missing. Where is she?