"I went to the sea today and looked out at it.
I wanted to forget about that painful earthquake.
Today the sea was kind."
'海(Umi) and the Sea' is the second of eight films being released by Tricky Hat and The Flames as part of their latest film series, #DontStopTheFlames.
As part of #DontStopTheFlames, Flames across Scotland, Japan and New Zealand are devising with Tricky Hat associate artists to create 8 films over the next 6 months. Some have been given iPads and training to film themselves, some are being filmed at a social distance, but they are all at home and telling their stories about a new way of living and how they are navigating through this unchartered territory, sharing the raw and real experiences of life at this time.
海(Umi) and the Sea features several Flames from Japan and one Scottish Flame, Betty. Through sharing traditional Japanese and Scottish nautical folklore, The Flames each explore what the sea means to them.
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