From the Kantō prefecture in central Honshu to the Kyushu region in the south, this collection of landscape portraits was taken in Japan during the summer of 2012 and sent filmmaker Nick Peterson to remote destinations in search of the distinctive relationship between Japan’s scenic vistas and the character of it’s people. Along the journey are such sights as the flowing rice fields of Kanagawa prefecture, the sounds of the deafening drone of cicadas off the shores of Karatsu and a gliding ferry ride to Yawatahama across the Uwa Sea. A profile of a stunningly beautiful country often typified by the bustling and crowded cities of Tokyo and Osaka, kyuukei is a quiet musing on rural Japan’s more easily missed splendor.
Premieres December 12th, 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, OR. Purchase advanced tickets here: boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=208665
More information about the film: sampofilms.com/nihon_kyuukei/