Pilgrimage to Koyasan

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Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was founded by famous Japanese monk Kobo Daishi Kukai because he felt the Kii mountains beauty represented the ideal Buddhist world. With a 1200 year-old, original culture, different from Kyoto or Nara, Koyasan has flourished as a center for the practice of the “Shingon” sect of orthodox Buddhism and it remains Japan’s largest religious center. This documentary takes an inside look at such national treasures as temple architecture, Buddhist statues, and the monastic behaviors of the people whose spiritual outlook mirrors the Buddhist mandala.


Program Info

Title Pilgrimage to Koyasan 世界遺産 高野山巡礼の旅
Duration 46 min. 46分
Location Wakayama, Japan 和歌山県
Language Japanese + English subtitle 英語字幕(日本語)
Format HD
Genre Travelogue, World Heritage, Buddhism 紀行、世界遺産、仏教
Directors Tamotsu MATSUBARA 松原 保
Production Year 2010 2010年
Copyright ©2010 Power-I, Inc.
Rights Worldwide (Except Japan)

Director: Tamotsu MATSUBARA

Tamotsu MATSUBARAProducer and director Tamotsu Matsubara with 30 years Documentary and media experience is president of the company. Matsubara has been reporting on the situation in post-tsunami Fukushima since May 2011. He was particularly moved by the thousand-year-old Samurai festival “Soma Nomaoi.” The invincible samurai spirit of the survivors and their struggle to pass on the legacy of their forefathers was captured in the documentary “Samurai of Fukushima,” a joint production with the History Channel that was aired throughout Asia on New Year’s Eve 2013.
He started filming Nuclear Cattle in 2011. This Documentary was a culmination of 5 years hard work. The aim was to film the farmers day-to-day trials and tribulations and follow them as they make the do-or-die decisions that will change their lives for good or bad forever.