Through the interviews with shakuhachi players and skateboarders, this documentary explores “the change of times” and “the core of things” and will make you rethink about modernization. Katsuya Nonaka, the director, is a skateboarder himself and also a pro shakuhachi player. He has many other professions such as rice farming, translation, and is a member of Seppuku Pistols. This film features many well-respected shakuhachi players and skaters such as Atsuya Okuda and Silas Baxter-Neal. Katsuya started working on this film in 2011 when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster happened. The film was released in 2015 right before skateboarding officially got into the Olympics.
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