By Keizo IZUTA

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Documentary - Completed 2012

From the 2-year-extensive footage of wildlife and the seasons, indigenous beauties of Japan come alive on screen like never before.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Keizo IZUTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Taka ICHISE
    • Synopsis
    • The Japanese Islands is an archipelago spanning 3,500 km from north to south, bridging both subarctic and subtropical climate zones. A unique country surrounded by water, blessed with abundant greenery, the beauty of its four seasons and an ocean teeming with sea life.
      Filmed over a span of two years, this documentary captures the hidden lives of a variety of species that inhabit the islands of Japan. The dramatic birth and subsequent separation of a mother monkey “Anzu” from her child “Medaka” in Shimokita Peninsula; the unique friendship that bonds the monkeys and deer of Yakushima; the fascinating lives of wild boars of Mt. Rokkou; the brown bears of Shiretoko Peninsula; the earless seals of the Northern Sea; and the red foxes of the Kushiro wetland. From this extensive footage emerges an emotional tale of life and maternal love - from the miracle of birth to childhood, and the eventual, inevitable moment of separation -.