Nanyadoyara - Songs for the Dead and Alive

なにゃどやら —陸中 ・小子内の盆唄—

Hirata Junko


obon1In 1920, Kunio Yanagida traveled to Tohoku and stumbled upon a summer festival dance in a lonely bayside village of Okonai. Touched by the lyrics of the dance songs and warm hospitality of the local inn, Yanagida revisits the place six years later only to discover that the inn is no longer there.
Title in English Nanyadoyara - Songs for the Dead and Alive
Title in Original Language なにゃどやら —陸中 ・小子内の盆唄—
Director(s) Hirata Junko
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Aichi. After graduating from university, Hirata joined the Telecom Staff Inc. In 2004, she planned and directed a documentary called "Love Story of Three Generations -It is that now I'm here-", which followed the different paths of three generations of women. She featured her family in the final episode, "Love Story of Three Generations", and received the New Face Award of the ATP Award in 2006. She worked on the "Edge" series and the "Memories in Nippon" series, and many more.
Year of Completion 2011
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 60 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Okonai (Iwate)
Shooting Dates/Periods August 2008 -
March 2011 - August 2011
Names of Characters
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,
Date of First Public Screening 2011/
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2011/
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events "Memories in Nippon: Story of BON" was made for a broadcasting purpose and got the Matsukawa Prize and Audience Award at the Yufuin Cultural and Documentary Film Festival 2010. Through March 11, 2011, I put additional shootings and was re-edited.
Staff Credits Photography: Yamazaki Yutaka
Others:reading: Nishijima Hidetoshi
Producer Terajima Takayuki, Otomo Naoko / TELECOM STAFF Inc.
Distributor / Distribution Company Hirata Junko
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2011