‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania’

Romania

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When Japan Desk Scotland’s first Fukushima documentary, ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘. was shown in Bucharest in April 2013, they were guided by a friend of theirs, Jim Brown, to Bucharest Botanic Gardens, where they became interested in a wooden church and a wooden carved gate. In September of that year, Jim and his partner, Dana, drove them from Bucharest to Maramureş, in which these wooden traditions originate. 

In Maramureş, Jim introduced to them Ioan Pop, a local musician. Ioan talked about living in a traditional timber house, having a wooden carved gate, and singing traditional folk songs with lots of improvisation. 

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camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Editorial adviser: Hajime Kobayashi (Colin Brierley)
Interpretation and Translation: Jim Brown
Translation Adviser: Evelina Pavel
Music: Ioan Pop şi Grupul Iza
Written, Directed and Edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by: Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
© 2014 Japan Desk Scotland

in Romanian with English subtitles
26 minutes

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This is the eighth documentary made as part of our Documentary film production.

The documentary has been screened:

(1) on Friday 26 September 2014 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15;

(2) on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Here and there (seven documentaries) organised by the Chaplaincy and Japan Desk Scotland;

(3) on Wednesday 2 September 2015 at Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Washi (Japanese paper) workshop’;

(4) on Thursday 3 September 2015 at Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Wadaiko (Japanese drumming)’ workshop;

(5) on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Intangible legacies‘ event jointly organised by University of Glasgow Chaplaincy and Japan Desk Scotland. It was part of the West End Festival;

(6) on Monday 12 September 2016 at Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Onigiri (rice ball)’ workshop;

(7) on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17;

(8) on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Inclusive Glasgow – Documentaries’;

(9) on Thursday 22 November 2018 at Department of Japanese Language and Literature (the first-year students0, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania;

(10) on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japanese Craft Documentaries;

(11) on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the International Study Group held in the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland; and

(12) on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of “Voices Heard (documentaries)”.