JAPAN SHOWCASE

With support from the Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco, CAAMFest FORWARD will showcase and celebrate storytellers from Japan. This special section will include three films, all streamed on-demand.

In this program


THE STORY BEYOND A CUP OF SAKE

Directed by Hironori Sakurai

The documentary film “The Story Beyond a Cup of Sake” is a year of tale that features the rice wine “sake” produced by a small brewery in Japan and “passion” how people love it.

SON OF MEMORY

Directed by Hayato Ando

While struggling with accepting the death of her only son, she learned about service of the funeral home that can restore a deceased person as a humanoid for only 49 days.

WINTER TERRACE

Directed by Asuka Lin

Winter Terrace follows three wandering, hungry souls amidst Tokyo’s unseen silent nightfall. This short film explores the landscape of the historical Asakusa district through the eyes of three outsiders who eat, drink, and play from another dimension.

TOKYO HULA

Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary

TOKYO HULA explores the explosive popularity of the hula dance in Japan from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese perspectives.

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