The Japanese Tradition Seen by Japan Culture Lab
This short series of humoristic instructional videos about Japanese customs was written and directed in 2001 by Namikibashi, a comedy duo composed of Kentaro Kobayashi and Junji Kojima, and produced by the Japanese Culture Lab. The concept is to explain in each sort film one particular aspect of the Japanese culture that can be obscure to foreigners but this is done in a humoristic, often exaggerated way.
The series was presented at several international festivals and it received prizes including the short film distinction at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival in 2007.
The full series of video tackles on topics such as:
- Bon vacation
- Hand tightened
- Kneeling down on the ground
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