The 17th Creative Café “Yamagata Renaissance Project ‘Yamagata Maiko’ Screening & Director Talk!” was held!
On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, we held the 17th Creative Café “Yamagata Renaissance Project ‘Yamagata Maiko’ Screening & Director Talk!”at Senshin-an.
The shooting was started on August 2018, and it took eight months to complete the film. The film introduces the Yamagata Maiko as a cultural icon of Yamagata from various perspectives with interviews of themselves, their teachers, and stakeholders. They all agree on we have to pass down the traditions and culture to the next generations. In the film, it is quite a rare opportunity to see how they get dressed and practice as a Yamagata Maiko.
After the screening, we held a director talk with the director, Mr. Sato and Wataru Yamakawa, the film commissioner of Yamagata City of Film and the producer of this short film.
We had a wonderful surprise that two real Yamagata Maikos came to watch their film. About the film, they said; “It was a great opportunity to be filmed. The film reminds us what we, Yamagata Maiko, is, and our responsibility as a cultural icon.”
Thank you everyone for your participation! The event was full house that we could put an additional screening.
We are still preparing the English version but we will soon announce the details. Also, the details about on coming Creative Café on April will be announced on our website and SNS.
Please contact us for further details.