DRYADS IN A SNOW VALLEY

KAZE NO HAMON

By Shigeru KOBAYASHI

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Environmental - Completed 2015

Some city folk move to snowy rural Japan where they learn to deal with harsh winters and adapt to a fascinating and happy alternative lifestyle.

Festivals
& Awards

Yamagata 2015
Taiwan Intenational Documentary Films Festival 2016
Asian Competition
Nippon Connection 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shigeru KOBAYASHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Yoshi YATABE
    • Synopsis
    • Ten years ago, the Kogures moved from Tokyo to a satoyama area (an area where traditional sustainable agriculture has been long practiced) in a snowy mountain village in Echigo-Tsumari where they repaired an old thatched farmhouse and began growing organic, pesticide-free rice. Their life may appear unrestrained and free of worldly cares but they cannot make it alone. All the work is done together with their cheerful neighbors. Then, in the spring of 2011, an earthquake strikes on the border of Nagano and Niigata prefectures. The Kogures’ house is destroyed, but they decide to rebuild. An adventure told in a fantastical tone that expresses the joy of living with a sometimes harsh natural world.
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