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Tokyo Back For The Future

Tokyo Back For The Future

Way out of hectic downtown Tokyo, - looking for everyday life and old Tokyo, the way leads to Mukojima. Over there on the bank of the Sumida, located in the north east of Tokyo, a place, where traditional customs survived, the residence of old-established "TokyoteesÒ, which are proud of their part of the town. Four chapters of everyday life in Mukojima: East of the Sumida: A historic and literary walk along the east banks of the Sumida river together with trippers, a professional story-teller and many residents. Four invitations for dinner and a comic strip introduce residents and eating manners - from the traditional way of chewing Soba noodles, the preparation of raw fish, to the very special eating of Monja pancakes. Rojison - praise to narrow streets and alleys: The remodelling of the district with its narrow streets and alleys and little wooden houses occupies the residents, and the town planners search for a way between tradition and modern age. ...and the "godsÒ dance the tango: The "Hundred Flower GroupÒ performs traditional music and dances and they dance the tango - in a very Japanese way!
Category Documentary
Directors Michael Sombetzki, Brigitte Krause
Screenplay Brigitte Krause
Brigitte Krause
Richard Hartwell, Futomi Fujimoto, Hannes Wienert, Masayoshi Okubo, Terajima, Hyakkaren
Producer Michael Sombetzki
Production Company Trigon Film/Hamburg
Length 88 min
Format 16 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 Japanese
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, The Japan Foundation
German Distributor East-West-Visions/Hamburg

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