Shihei Hatano

Shuhei Hatano

Japan / Tottori/Filmmaker
Shuhei Hatano was born in 1980 in Tottori. He is a graduate of the Moving Images and Performing Arts Department at Tama Art University. His major films include "Trail" (2012), "Origin of Shadows" (2017, Tokyo Documentary Film Festival 2018 Short Film Competition Grand Prize, Festival Film Dokumenter 2019 Official Selection) and "I Remember" (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2021 Official Selection).

2021 project

A Walk Through the Space-Time Continuum “この家で- 이 집에서<in this house>” Film Screening
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The town of Takeno once flourished as a port of call for the Kitamae ship.
The artist Naomi Ota and research teams created the work in collaboration with the Bratakeno Management Committee, using the scenery they found in their research, people's words and memories, and the history of the town as clues. In February 2021, it was presented as a performance to be toured while walking around the town.
-One year has passed since the performance. At the Tanaka House, we will present a film about the performance by filmmaker Shuhei Hatano, and have a discussion about the film and the future.
In addition to the screening, the Tanaka House will be open to the public for viewing materials on Bratakeno and "In This House", as well as a tour of the former shipowner's residence, which has historical value.

2022 project

Reflecting the Climate of Takeno Screening of the film "The Sound of Fog"


In the fall of 2020, the Japan Association of Composers of Sumo Hearing Arts (JACSHA) commuted to Takeno-cho for a residency to hear about and create "Takeno Sumo Jinku," a traditional Japanese song that has been passed down in Takeno-cho for centuries.
The film "The Sound of Fog," directed by Shuhei Hadano-Shuhei, was produced by accompanying the group during their 15-day exchange.