This is a short film by artists Maki Ohkojima and Yosuke Tsuji, shot entirely in the Suwa region of Nagano Prefecture after several research stays in the area. Inspired by the myths, beliefs, and folk customs of the Suwa region, the ambivalent nature of the universal activities of life, such as life, death, sexuality, food, and burial, is expressed in the form of a creative myth. Currently in production - to be in the fall of 2023.
Once upon a time, at the intersection of two fault lines running through the Japanese archipelago, there was a mysterious forest that was revered as the boundary between this world and the next. In that forest lived the old gods and the people who worshipped them. The people who lived around the forest called the forest people and their gods "CHIKATO," and never went near the forest.
One day, a man from the Land of Jade in the north wandered into the CHIKATO Forest by accident. Lured by the sound of the wind and the scent of the water, he eventually reached the depths of the "CHIKATO Forest. There, he sees a huge jade object, which is unique in the world, and a strange-looking woman who radiates white light.
（ AZU, KENJI ONO, KATSUO, YOSUKE TSUJI, NUKEME, MADOKA, RYOTA MIYABAYASHI )
KAZUTO OKAWA : LLLL
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WORK APPEARING IN THE PLAY
KAZUMASA OHIRA ［KAZE KANGEN］
Forest for Dialogue and Creativity
© 2023 Maki Ohkojima