Toshiaki TOYODA 豊田利晃
Nippon Cinema ª
Taiko ensemble Kodo and composer Koshiro HINO spent one month on the small island of Sado to create music together. Toshiaki TOYODA captures this collaboration in a mesmerizingly edited work, complementing Kodo’s powerful performance with shots of the snow-clad nature surrounding them, with gods and spirits lurking everywhere.
Film Talk: Toshiaki TOYODA
About Toshiaki TOYODA
Toshiaki TOYODA was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1969 and was still a child when he began playing professional Shogi. He began his film career as a scriptwriter for Junji SAKAMOTO. His films have regularly been screened internationally ever since he debuted in 1998 with PORNOSTAR (1998 / NC ’00). Works of his screened at Nippon Connection include BLUE SPRING (2002 / NC ’02), THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH (2009 / NC ’10), I'M FLASH (2012 / NC ’13) and THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN (2018 / NC ’19).