伊藤 有紀(いとう ゆうき) / Yuki Ito
監督作品『まちや紳士録』('13)『人情噺の福団治』('16)は全国各地のミニシアターで劇場公開。続く ”ドキュメンタリーにっぽん三部作" の三作目『おれらの多度祭』('20)が完成し、2022年現在、東京・名古屋はじめ各地で劇場公開中である。
Yuki Ito is japanese film maker.
Ito was born in Mie Prefecture, Japan, in 1979. He is an alumnus of the graduate school of Nihon University, where he majored in movies. After he worked on movies and dramas as an assistant director, he became a freelance TV program director, directing travel and shopping programs, dramas, and corporate promotion videos.
His first film "Machiya" was screened in 2013-2015, second film "FUKUDANJI" was screened in 2016-2019, at movie theaters in Japan.
おれらの多度祭 / INVISIBLE ONE（２０２０）
スペイン マドリッド・インディー・フィルムフェスティバル2020 中編部門ノミネート
大阪 門真国際映画祭2020 ドキュメンタリー部門 優秀作品賞受賞
Twitter / ホームページ
Tado Festival is held every year on May 4th and 5th at Tado-taisha Shrine in Japan.
It's said that samurais began in around 1338-1341.
Each of the 6 districts in Tado elects 3 horses and 1 rider from the district.
6 riders who are dressed in the samurai outfit run up about 2 m talls precipice with unity of rider and horse.
Madrid Indie Film Festival 2020
Madrid, Spain, April 24, 2020
Kadoma International Film Festival 2020
Osaka, Japan, August 13, 2020
人情噺の福団治 / FUKUDANJI（２０１６）
Fukudanji Katsura IV
Fukudanji was born in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, on October 26, 1940. He is the tenth chairman of the Kansai Entertainment Association, a leading member of the Kansai Rakugo Association, and the current chairman of the Japan Sign Language Rakugo Association. After he appeared as a main actor in the film Oninouta, based on a novel by Giichi Fujimoto, he lost his voice for a while due to vocal cord polyps. After that, he started working on sign language rakugo. In 1980 for the first time he performed Jugemu using sign language, and even now works enthusiastically on sign language rakugo. He tells a wide variety of rakugo stories, specializing in heartwarming tales such as Shijimiuri, Yabuiri, and Nezumiana. His ability to breathe life into brave, admirable characters can affect his audiences deeply.
まちや紳士録 / MACHIYA（２０１３）
オンデマンド配信 / 自主上映可
【福岡】KBCシネマ / 小倉昭和館
【新潟】シネウィンド / 高田世界館
Japan had been a country in the midst of prosperous economic development. Japan’s recovery after the War was led by a national drive to become affluent in a bright future based on innovative industrial pioneering. And then came March 11th, 2011. This drive was suddenly faced with a crisis after which nothing would ever be the same again.Since the crisis, have the right choices been made?This movie tries to find answers in Yame-fukushima, population of about 70,000, and with a traditional machiya neighborhood of dwellings, some more than 100 years old.In Yame-fukushima, where people have lived for centuries, about 100 traditional old houses existed. The area is surrounded by a south-to-north-east mountain range that provides good materials. A river running through the mountains provides water. Traditional Japanese paper and lanterns are produced here. Woodwork was also developed, and Butsudan production flourished. Tea farming became popular throughout Japan, and Yame became a leading name in this industry. The machiya houses live seemingly together with those producers and merchants, watching over them protectively.The machiya is today at a crisis point, with regards to its preservation. As the residents grow older the machiya cannot assimilate into modern society, and so its buildings are left as solitary and isolated structures.Should the machiya be preserved? Rebuilt? Or simply be disregarded? Its residents go about their daily lives with these options never far from their minds.If the option of preservation is taken, have the skills required for this been adequately passed down?This movie explores the subtleties of the lives of people in the machiya, and raises questions about the choices for Japan at the mercy of modernization and efficiency after the war.