Yanbaru Republic Co., Ltd.
The movie “HAPPY SANDWICH” set in Yanbaru, Okinawa, which is registered as a World Natural Heritage site, is scheduled to be screened in early spring 2023.
“HAPPY SANDWICH” – Happy Sandwich – With Nature
The movie “HAPPY SANDWICH” is a documentary, yet a dramatic movie. The history, food, and nature of Okinawa transcend language and reach the hearts of people all over the world, across generations. I want to go to Yanbaru! Are you going to face life in the future? I made it so that you can think.
The director of this movie is director Tsukasa Kishimoto, who is from the northern part of Okinawa (Yanbaru) and who won the grand prize at the 2019 Hamburg Japanese Film Festival for the feature film “Kokoro, Odol”. .
[HAPPY SANDWICH contents]
Shogo Manna, the owner of Shimabuta Shichirin Yaki Manmi in Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture, is told by Kaminchu to make a sandwich to offer to God.
In order to find the answer to this question, Mitsuna travels around to interview people involved in food in Okinawa Prefecture. In conversations with producers and chefs, I listen to their thoughts on food and lifestyles, and move toward the concept of my own “sandwiches for God”. You can feel the unique atmosphere of Okinawa with plenty of love for nature that can’t be explained by food alone.
Producer Shoji Oasa, who is also the founder of Yanbaru Republic, retired from real estate, store development and restaurant business in Naha 14 years ago and opened a hotel in Yanbaru (northern area of Okinawa Prefecture). Launched a glamping facility.
At that time, I was able to live in a calm and peaceful time in Yanbaru, which I had never experienced in my life until now. ”, I came up with this production.
Yanbaru has a lot of nature, ancient wisdom and traditions. I thought that the way of life of the characters who lived their lives while worrying about their own expressions in order to inherit them without dying out might lead to hints to live in the current chaotic world. . In particular, I hope that high school students and university students who live in confrontation with themselves will see it. The history, food, and nature of Okinawa transcend language and reach the hearts of people all over the world, across generations. I want to go to Yanbaru! Are you going to face life in the future? I made it so that you can think.
[Theme of the movie “Food and Living With Nature”]
After the economic growth after the war and the bubble economy, people’s standard of happiness was concentrated on money, and people started to work to earn money. It’s becoming
As a means of expressing nature, we take food, which has been relegated to the last corner of the collapsed triangle mentioned above, as the most important theme, and focus on it. ) After listening to the stories of beekeepers, Shogo Mitsuna, the chef (owner of Shimabuta Shichirinyaki Mami), became a storyteller and shared their thoughts on food and nature from their respective standpoints. I’m going to go forward.
Now that “SDG`s” and “food education” are being questioned, it will be an opportunity to reconsider our way of life.
[Happy Sandwich Cast]
● Island Pork Charcoal Grill Mumi Owner: Shogo Manna
● Kominka Cafe Kiiro: Juri Seragaki (Akari Seragaki)
● Hatato: Mieko Maeda
● Beekeeper: Daiki Miura
● Gushiken Farm: Koji Gushiken
● Head of the Japan Vegan Association Okinawa Branch: Mimi Saita ● Mui Nature Farm: Wataru Masuda
● Captains Okinawa: Shigeki Nakamura
● Owner of Denkyo: Takashi Ueta
● Ryukyu Cuisine Researcher: Chinen Kaori
● Kaminchu Haru role: Yayoi Shiroma
● Harusa Apprentice Shohei role: Wasabi (Kodaira-kun)
● Narration: Moko-chan (Aimoko)
Director/Screenplay Tsukasa Kishimoto
Producer Masashi Otomo
■Overview of Yanbaru Republic Co., Ltd.
Red sun, blue sea, green Yanbaru
The Yanbaru Republic will feel the rhythm of the natural world through the rich nature of Okinawa, and by surrendering themselves to the nature that has been given to them, they will search for hints on how to live in the future.
as a philosophy
・Learning from nature, the source of spiritual richness
・Environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyles
・Face your true self
Yama Lab, Field Lab, Umi Lab, and Studio are engaged in activities for tourism and regional revitalization.
Location: 758-98 Gesashi, Higashi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture Representative: Masatsugu Oasa, Representative Director
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