ユネスコ ユネスコ創造都市やまがた

Yamagata Maiko Traditional Performing Arts in the Modern Day

[Trailer]

(2019 / 26 min)

 

An apprentice geisha, the maiko is an icon of traditional performing arts and Japanese restaurant culture, so-called ryo-tei, of Yamagata City. The film “Yamagata Maiko” carries passions and charms of people in Yamagata to hand the traditions down for future generations.

Filmmaker

Director: Mr. SATO Koichi

《Biography》

Mr. SATO Koichi was born in 1977 in Tendo City, Yamagata, Japan. He is a filmmaker who has set his heart on presenting Yamagata to the world through cinema. He won a scholarship at the 2005 edition of the Yamagata International Movie Festival and shot “Hidden Youth of Teppei-kun” entirely in the prefecture. For the Yamagata Renaissance Project 2016, he was a cameraman for “Yamagata Iron Casting” and helmed “Yamagata Forged Blades” as director. In 2017, he directed the documentary film titled “The World’s ‘Top’ Theater”.

 

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