Production Year 1991
Diving with Dad – Life in the Northern Winter –
冬・知床 亜紀11才の潜水日記 [NTV]
｜Length : 30min. ｜Year : 1991 ｜
Along with the coming of drift ice to Hokkaido every year, there also come various wildlife species such as seals, sea lions, and sea eagles. This program depicts the natural world of the Shiretoko Peninsula through the eyes of a father-and-daughter diving team. Wataru Kizawa has been diving in the sea off the peninsula for many years to get in touch with such wildlife, while his second daughter Aki began mid-winter diving for the first time this year.
Miyuki - Part I / Part II - | Miyuki – Part I / Part II –
大草原の少女みゆきちゃん 知床 '90編 [HBC]
｜Length : 60min. x2 ｜Year : 1991 ｜
This documentary follows the daily life of the family of a little girl, Miyuki, living in a solitary village near the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido. Her father, Toshiharu Kudo, is raising 90 beef cattle at his stock farm of 500 hectares in Hokkaido, and he is also an expert hunter of bears. Toshiharu tries to teach his daughter how to live with both the beauties and the rigors of nature, while making her share the work at the stock farm.
It’s a Dog’s Life!
幸せは雲に乗って ぼくらは銀座の野良犬だーい [NTV]
｜Length : 27min. ｜Year : 1991 ｜
Tokyo's famous Ginza district is the home of a number of stray dogs, all cruelly deserted by their owners. This documentary follows a small group of people "of no fixed address" who are kindly taking care of the forlorn dogs. While portraying the bonds between the people and the dogs, this program considers what important things people tend to forget in a competitive and materialistic modern society.
On the Road to Enlightenment
東京～広島1000キロ 修行僧・苦行の旅 [NTV]
｜Length : 28min. ｜Year : 1991 ｜
After ascetic training at an international monastery of a Buddhist sect in Thailand, two Japanese returned to their home country and began their "tudong", a journey of spiritual enlightenment. In conformity to 227 religious commandments, they traveled by foot from Tokyo to Hiroshima.
The program follows the priests on their walking journey, conducted in strict observance of religious commandments.
Resort Paradise in Great Nature
｜Length : 26min. ｜Year : 1991 ｜
The so-called "leisure" boom in Japan has brought the development of many resort areas thoughtout the country. The hotel opened in Kunigamison, Okinawa, is a complex made up of cottages which were converted from residences attached to a former U.S. military base. This documentary shows how, through careful planning, each hotel coexists with nature and enables guests to enjoy physical and mental repose.