Particles, in a year after Tsunami at Iioka

つなみ いいおか つぶ 一年

Omiya Naoaki


つなみ いいおか つぶ 一年The number of dead and missing by the Great East Japan earthquake was fifteen in Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture. This documentary features a woman, who has started a yoga class in especially damaged Iioka District, for one year.
Her name is Yufugaho Kirara. A single mother of four children and a yoga teacher. She is also a choreographer and dances every spring and early winter with a landscape for a background in Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture, where she lives. Kirara danced "Legend of the White Snake" in Iioka as well, however, this avant-garde expression didn't touch their heart compared to her popular yoga class. Offering her yoga class every month, discord erupted among a local support group. She had heartache and made a tearful appeal to them.
She often uses the word "Tsubu" (particles). Moving "Tsubu" and receiving "Tsubu" are the pleasure of her dance, yoga and all support activities.What is "Tsubu" about?
In April, she danced with double-flowered cherry trees for a background in Hadano City. There were people of Iioka in the face.
Title in English Particles, in a year after Tsunami at Iioka
Title in Original Language つなみ いいおか つぶ 一年
Director(s) Omiya Naoaki
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Chiba in 1961. Worked as a Television Director, and member at an organization of development assistance for developing countries. Omiya has turned as a freelance documentary filmmaker since 2006.

"Okagura" (2008)
"Abuba and Yaaba" (2009)
"Kashi Nama Jupan" (2010), Award for Silver Prize at ITVA-Constest 2010
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 72 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DVD
Shooting Locations Asahi City (Chiba), Hadano City (Kanagawa)
Shooting Dates/Periods September 25, 2011 - May 28, 2012
Names of Characters Yufugaho Kirara
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/11/21
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2012/11/21
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events The Age of Regionalism Video Festival 2012, Takawa Civi Center (Tokyo)
Staff Credits Photography: Kase Shinji, Hibi Hiroaki, Mori Maiko, Omiya Naoaki
Editing: Omiya Naoaki
Music: Chino Shuichi, Chiura Sinji, the sleeping beauty SUMI AYAKO
Narration: Omiya Naoaki
Producer Omiya Naoaki
Distributor / Distribution Company Omiya Naoaki/ Eclipse Co., Ltd.
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None