This is a fuller (three times the length), higher-quality, version of a film put up two years ago. Please note the fact that it is not edited and was filmed in order to produce only a minute or two for a world history TV series.
The film was made in April 1999 in Kyoto by Windfall Films. Please see www.alanmacfarlane.com under ‘Global History’ for details and other films. The camera man was Robin Probyn
The book JAPAN THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Alan Macfarlane explores the mysterious context to this film. It can be found at http://tinyurl.com/5ocjfp
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