This series introduces a unique insight into Japanese architectural practice and therefore presents carefully selected projects by mindful acting creators. Each film juxtaposes calm and steady observing views shot with a single 50 mm lens; the composition is the narrative.
Rice Planting in Kamanuma
Filmed in Spring 2019, Kamanuma, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Tanada Office is a collaborative project by MUJI and Yoshiki HAYASHI.
HAYASHI-san moved to Kamanuma village in 2002 and, ever since, works on maintaining the heritage of Japanese rice cultivation in rural mountain areas.
Designed by Atelier Bow-Wow for the House Vision Exhibition in Tokyo 2016, Tanada Office was relocated to Kamanuma village as a retreat for MUJI employees and community spot during events. The captured event took place in May, when rice is usually planted by hand. As Yoshiharu TSUKAMOTO, the founder of Atelier Bow-Wow, joined the rice community, his students helped to cultivate his rice paddy. The video intends to show the pure beauty of the area and the energy that derives from the collective engagement.