Another Kyoto Episode2: The Forest
- Drama (PG)
Director: Yusuke Tabuki
Length: 03min 30s
Courtesy of Kyoto Prefecture
“Another Kyoto, The Forest” is part of the 3 episodes short films for “Another Kyoto”.
A husband and wife who have been married for 10 years were on a trip to Kyoto for a holiday. Somehow, they broke into an argument and ended up going about separately by themselves. The husband came all by himself to the forested part of Kyoto to discover nature, a village, and some unique traditional houses. Enjoying the beautiful landscape of Kyoto’s forest, he wishes his wife were to be there with him.
The forests of Ashiu and the villages of Miyama are located in the centralpart of Kyoto Prefecture (Kameoka-city, Nantan-city, Kyotanba, Fukuhiyama, Ayabe, Kyoto-city Ukyo-ward Kyohoku). These forests have nurtured our lives and culture for centuries. From many aspects of these forests, the diverse nature has bring our culture to live, and it continues to bring forestry and the forest’s culture into the future. We aim to protect and promote such previous forests of Kyoto to the world, for everyone to experience the power and wonders of nature.
Director: Yusuke Tabuki
Music: Taro Hakase
Cast：Manami Honjo, Nao Okabe
Musician's (Taro Hakase) message:
My mother was born in Ohara in Kyoto. When I was a kid, whenever it is holiday I would
go to my grandmother’s place to play. In Spring, we picked wild vegetables, in Summer
we went to catch inserts and played in the river, in Autumn we picked mushrooms, and
we played with snow in the Winter. This was how I spent my childhood surrounded by
the wonders of nature. To many, Kyoto has the image of the ancient city of Japan, but to
me it is more like a village in the mountains. With the forever changing seasons and the
richness of nature, no matter how far into the future, Kyoto will always be the home for
the Japanese people.
Taro Hakase, Violinist
Born on 23rd January 1968 in Osaka. Taro began his career as a violinist with KRYZLER&KOMPANY in 1990. He became famous after performing together with Celine Dion. In 1996, after the disbanding, he began his solo career.
In 2002, Taro set up his own music label “HATS”, working as the Chief Music Director. In 2013, he has his first successful world tour. In 2014, with 60 concerts held, he completed his concert tour all over Japan’s 47 prefectures with great success. On the 25th anniversary of his music career in 2015, KRYZLER&KOMPANY was reborn and released an album “NEW WORLD”. 10 concerts where held over 8 cities, with each show being full house to the max.
On 5th August, Taro release a new album “DELUXE” which is a collaboration with various high profile artists. 46 concert shows has been in the plan to celebrate Taro Hakase’s 25th anniversary concert tour.
Manami Honjo, Actress
Born in Tokyo in 1975 and grew up in Osaka. Manami is active as an actress for films, drama, and commercials. Besides, she is also talented as a writer. Recently, her 7th book “Catching the falling lid and pot” was published by Asahishimbun. The film she has acted in “The Crazy Song in front of Mahoro Station” is being screened nation wide. Another film “Vancouver’s Morning” which commemorates Fuji Television’s 55th anniversary, it now doing roadshow across the country. Now, being the mother of 2 young children, Manami is living in Kyoto juggling both her acting career and family.
Nao Okabe, Actor
Born on 18th August 1980 in Tokyo. In 2003, Nao joined a theatre in Tokyo, and has since been active in theatre, films, and commercials. Some of his notable works include: theatre “KAMOME”, TV “My Father is a High School Student” (NHKBS Premier), “kiss2~Love in OKINAWA” (FujiTV), film “Goodbye My Valley”, “The Unforgiven”, “The Escape Baby”, “Nothing is Scary”, as well as “The 3 Superhuman Researchers” which will be released on 6th December.
Yusuke Tabuki, Film director
Born in 1980 in Oita Prefecture. Yusuke is a director for commercials while working on filmmaking as side projects.
He was nominated at Sapporo International Short Film Festival in 2009, and won Gold award at GR Short Movie Award in 2014. He now works at a production company “Onion”.