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A film made about the lives of the people of Iwasaki Onikenbai, who have been teachers and friends to Kodo since the days of Sado no Kuni Ondekoza, is screening in Tokyo now.
"Ultimate Land - A Year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" (Kukkyo no Chi - Iwasaki Onikenbai no Ichinen) is a documentary film about the traditional performing art Onikenbai (demon sword dance) that has been handed down for 1300 years in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture. It shows how performing arts are a part of the locals' lifestyle and follows the deepening of their bonds with one another over the course of a year. The director is Nagaru Miyake, who is also known for his film "Tokijima – Sosaku Noh ‘Toki' no Tanjo."
Iwasaki Onikenbai Documentary Film "Ultimate Land - A Year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" (Kukkyo no Chi - Iwasaki Onikenbai no Ichinen)
- Feb. 25 (Sat) – Mar. 23 (Fri)
- Screening Times:
- 12:50 / 18:00 daily
*On Mar. 19 (Mon) at 12:50 only
- Advance Tickets:
- 1,300 yen (Tax inc.)
- General 1,700 yen, University & College Students 1,400 yen, Junior High & Senior High School Students, Seniors 1,000 yen
- Ticket Availability:
- Now on sale
- Polepole Higashi Nakano, Nakano Ward, Tokyo
- Venue Website:
- 1-min. walk from the West Exit of Higashi Nakano Stn. on the JR Chuo Line. 1-min. walk from the A1 Exit of Higashi Nakano Stn. on the Toei Oedo Line.
- Polepole Higashi Nakano Tel. 03-3371-0088
- "Ultimate Land - A Year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" (Kukkyo no Chi - Iwasaki Onikenbai no Ichinen) Official Website (Japanese only)
- A Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2009 Official Entry.
There will be talks by guest speakers during the screening period. For further details, please contact the theater directly.