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http://kurokawawonderland.jp/

A young man who has lost his lover visits the Kurokawa Onsen village, in the backwoods region of Japan’s Mt. Aso, where she used to love to go.
As he journeys through the mountainside, the figure of a girl appears before the young man. She looks exactly like the legendary ancient dancer from the myths that have been handed down since ancient times in Japan.
As the two make the journey together, they come across some of the earliest remembered scenes of Japan, and they meet up with the people of Kurokawa, living in the closest relationship with nature and who represent the gods and goddesses of ancient Japan…

This is a tale made by the people of Kurokawa hot-spring village, deep in rural Mt. Aso, Japan.
We decided to depict the most fascinating “person” in Kurokawa, using the legends and folklore of Japan and Kurokawa that had passed down from ancient times as a base.
Budgeting was left entirely to the discretion of each creator on an individual basis whilst the residents of Kurokawa provided accommodation, amenities and food for the crew whilst on location.
The Japanese cast is comprised entirely of people actually living in Aso.
We would be delighted to share Kurokawa’s outlook and Japan with the people of the world.

http://kurokawawonderland.jp/

恋人を喪った青年が、かつて彼女の愛した日本の阿蘇山の奥地にある黒川温泉郷を訪れる。
阿蘇の山中を旅する青年、その前に一人の少女が現れる。
少女の姿は日本で古来から伝承されている最古の踊り手と同じものであった。
一緒に旅をすることになった2人は、黒川にある日本の様々な原風景、そしてその自然に寄り添いながら暮らす日本の八百万の神々を模した黒川の人々に出会っていく…

日本の阿蘇山の奥地にある黒川温泉郷の人々と作った物語です。
古くから伝わる黒川、そして日本の伝説や昔話をベースに、黒川で最も魅力的な『人』を描こうと考えました。
全ての制作予算は各クリエイターの持ち出しであり、黒川側はクリエイターの滞在時のアテンドや食事、宿の提供などを行いました。
キャストの日本人は全て阿蘇に実際に暮らす人々です。
世界中の人たちに黒川の、そして日本人の世界観を共有して楽しんでいただければ幸いです。

DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR / SCRIPT WRITER
Yasuhiro Tamura (EXIT FILM inc.)

STORY
Yūki Kitazato
Tetsunori Hashimoto
Yasuhiro Tamura (EXIT FILM inc.)

COMPOSER
[.que] / Nao Kakimoto

HAIR STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST / SET DRESSER
Katsuhiko Kuwamoto

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Yutaka Adachi
Kazuhito Takazawa
Daniel Elliott (EXIT FILM inc.)

DRONE OPERATOR
Yūichiro Yamazaki (JOUER LTD.)

CGI ANIMATOR
Kenji Kawasaki (Eallin Japan Co.,Ltd.)
Tatsumi Watanabe (Eallin Japan Co.,Ltd.)

TIMELAPSE SHOOTER
Tatsunori Kitazato
Shiro Sato
Yasuhiro Tamura (EXIT FILM inc.)

DOCUMENTALY FILM DIRECTOR
Kazuhito Takazawa

LOCATION MANAGER / DRIVER / STAFF ASSISTANT
Tatsunori Kitazato
Tetsunori Hashimoto
Yūki Kitazato
Kazuhiro Nakamura



EQUIPMENT USED
Camera: RED EPIC MYSTERIUM-X, LUMIX DMC-GH4, CANON 5D MKⅢ
Lenses: Canon 14mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8, 24-105mm f4.0, Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, 85mm f1.4
Editing & Coloring: Premiere Pro, After Effects, REDCINE-X PRO