So so proud to announce that we are going to screen our documentary at the MAO – Museo d’Arte Orientale, in Turin.Continue reading
When you plan your trip to Japan, you usually start with the biggest cities, the popular spots, all those places you just can’t miss when you visit the country. Yes, coming to Japan and not seeing Kyoto may not be wise, but there are some unbeaten path you can add to your journey that will help you discover the other side of the moon.Continue reading
After the first meeting with Nakamura-san, I knew I had to meet more itako in order to have a better understanding of their activity, their life and their world. Since today there are very few itako (probably not even ten) I had to patiently call the phone numbers I had, hoping some of these ladies would agree to meet with me. After a long search and some rejections, I could convince two of them to have an interview with me; one of them is Aoyama-san, an eighty-year-old lady living with her husband in Tsugaru.Continue reading
Talking about shamanism may seems some easy task, and some images immediately pop to mind: the old shaman in trance, whispering obscure words while drums and smoke filled the (often) dark room. In reality, the situation is much more complex and far more variegate.Continue reading
You may have guessed it by now; Tokyo is a piece of my soul. It may sounds weird, since this is considered one of the most modern, most crowded metropolis in the world. Yet, there is some incredible magic here, maybe because in this place my deepest dreams took form.Continue reading
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I am sure you will already have a good general image of what Japan is like, manners-like. I bet you are picturing the figure of an employee bowing in front of you, or the many kind smile on the faces of polite women. Behind the stereotype, I think the most important thing to remember about Japan is that it is a country that follows the rules and the etiquette, so if you are considering to visit it you should follow its rules to.