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Follow the life of two potters Katsuji and Shigeko Kokubo and how they and the people of Japan have been affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear radiation disasters in this beautiful documentary filmed by their talented daughter, Yuki Kokubo. Please share with your friends and also consider making a donation by clicking on this link:
by March 31, 2012 so that she can receive additional funding through www.kickstarter.com to complete her project. – Fay Meling
The triple disasters of March 11, 2011, shook Japan to its core. It claimed over 18,000 lives, with 3,000 still missing. Many thousands were displaced by the tsunami, and those who lived near the Fukushima nuclear reactors will probably never return home. It has been a year since the disasters but the people of Japan are still coping with the emotional trauma of that day. The disasters brought forth many truths about the power of nature, the limitations of the government, and the unpredictable nature of life. “Kasama-Yaki” is an intimate portrait of two potters, Katsuji and Shigeko Kokubo, filmed by their daughter, Yuki. Heartfelt conversational interviews are woven throughout the film, as they reflect on life, death, family, and art. The film is a journey into the minds of two individuals whose outlooks were inevitably touched by the disasters, and a glimpse into the heart of Japan.