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Takano Hiroyuki


This is a documentary, filming the Route 45 which is along the coastline in the damaged area; and also the railroad line by vehicle front-facing cameras. Recording from Hachinohe City in Aomori to Sendai City in Miyagi, I feared of the damage caused by the tsunami; driving through a very long distance. Despite there is nothing in the tsunami-affected area and it spreads the same landscape, I could feel regional characteristics and differences of the ambient atmosphere, just passing the car.
Title in English ROUTE 45
Title in Original Language ルート45
Director(s) Takano Hiroyuki
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Sendai City in 1980. Takano runs a construction company. While working as a volunteer for the recovery effort, he began recording the damage afflicted area and subsequent recovery effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Sendai. Since 2012, he has been hosting "koe cinema" (voice cinema), which offers opportunities for the screening of disaster record images and crosstalk. He recently started recording everyday events of his locals whom he frequented during the recovery effort.
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 52 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture
Shooting Dates/Periods Hachinohe (Aomori), Kuji, Taro, Miyato, Yamada, Otsuchi and Kamaishi (Iwate) on 25 June 2012 (9am - 4pm)

Ofunato and Rikuzentakata (Iwate), Kesennuma, Minamisanriku, Ogatsu, Onagawa, Ishinomaki and Sendai (Miyagi) on 24 November 2012 (11am - 8pm)
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles none,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/12/1
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events
Staff Credits Photography: Takano Hiroyuki
Editing: Takano Hiroyuki
Producer Takano Hiroyuki
Distributor / Distribution Company Takano Hiroyuki
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None