Private Project


- Target Group -
The video is the making of the giant ceramic relief "ELEMENTS OF FUTURE", which was created under the initiative of Katsuhiro Otomo, a world-renowned manga artist and film director known for "AKIRA". The relief is installed at the entrance of the Tokyo Institute of Technology's international exchange facility. It conveys the enthusiasm and ideas of Katsuhiro Otomo and the craftsmen and the essence of public art to the general public, including the domestic or international students.

- Objective/Briefing -
It took two and a half years to create this huge ceramic relief, and the enthusiasm of many craftsmen and unique special techniques were poured into it, along with the message of Katsuhiro Otomo, who is active in the world. By creating and showing a video work that explains these details, we intend to go beyond mere superficial appreciation and spread the appeal of public art in Japan and abroad.

- Usage -
This relief is installed in the university's facilities as public art. The QR code is attached to the actual exhibition space. By scanning the code with a smartphone, anyone can watch this video. While viewing the reliefs, visitors can also learn about the background of the production through the video to gain a deeper understanding.

- Synopsis -
At the beginning of the film, Katsuhiro Otomo, the world-famous manga artist who was in charge of the original drawings, explains the concept in his own words. Next, we introduce the craftsmen who were involved in the actual production based on Otomo's original drawings and ideas. As their thoughts and the appeal of the glaze are discussed, the video continues to accurately pick out the many production processes that went into the completion of the work.

  • Katsuhiro Otomo
    Key Cast
  • Ryutaro Nakamura
  • Hideyuki Kaizoji
  • Ryoji Saito
  • Akihiro Teranishi
  • Keisuke Nishizaki
  • Tomomi Okamura
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2021
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Distribution Information
  • TV Asahi Productions Co.,Ltd.
    Country: Japan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ryutaro Nakamura

With a focus on corporate video production, he has planned and directed a number of films. He has produced a number of internationally focused advertisements, including a brand movie for Suzuki, a worldwide company introduction video for Uniqlo, a video announcing the Tokyo Motor Show, and promotional videos for international musicians.

<Award list> ------------

Lumiere Japan Award| VR category (2017)
Insta360Awards Pioneer Award (2018)

Awards in World Media Festival (2008, 2011, 2013)
US International Film & Video Festival (2016)

Horizon Interactive Awards | GOLD WINNERS (2018)
FIVAS (2018)
Underground FilmFest (2018)
European Cinematography Awards (2018)
STIFF: Seattle True Independent Film Festival(2018)
Mammoth Film Festival(2018)
Sofia Independent Film Festival(2018)
NYC Independent Film Festival (2018)

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