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I want to make a documentary film about Iroha, a nursing care facility that deals with each individual’s life and aging! Crowdfunding is currently underway.

Outcrop Co., Ltd.
I want to make a documentary film about Iroha, a nursing care facility that deals with each individual’s life and aging! Crowdfunding is currently underway.
A film crew stayed at Iroha, a nursing care facility in Minamikyushu City, Kagoshima Prefecture, for two years. We are currently producing a documentary film that will show Iroha’s “as it is”.
https://iroha-movie.studio.site/
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Iroha, a nursing care facility in Minamikyushu City, Kagoshima Prefecture, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
He is currently producing a documentary film that captures Iroha’s daily life and life as it is.
The film was produced by Outcrop Co., Ltd., a video production company based in Akita City, Akita Prefecture.
A documentary film about life at “Iroha”
Iroha, a nursing care facility in Kagoshima City, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
We are currently producing a documentary film that captures Iroha’s daily life as it is.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-510fc76604f9da9bbe88-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-058c9ac8cf994c8de60134935c892932-1280×864.jpg] The film was produced by Outcrop Co., Ltd., a video production company based in Akita City, Akita Prefecture. The crew actually stays at the facility and shoots while living with the users and staff.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-d9a63ebfcded509db072-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-d085a610e40d5f9ef8b2d140190b152a-1776×1184.jpg] The “Ikikata” (how to live and die) of the people living in Iroha, the unique initiatives at the facility, the people who work there, and the events that occur on site. What can we do to convey to as many people as possible the current situation of Iroha, which changes every day like a story? After delving into what we wanted to convey through video, we ended up creating a documentary that involved a long-term filming crew, rather than a simple introductory video.
Regarding film production – Director Travis Matsumoto –
What do you imagine when you hear the term “nursing care welfare”? The shortage of labor is becoming more serious due to the accelerating aging of the population, the helpers are working hard, the users are feeling lonely and anxious, and the reality of care is becoming more expensive… I’m embarrassed to say that I had such a dark image. It was my encounter with Iroha that overturned that image and made me think about the essence of aging, living, and supporting each other, and gave me strong hope for the future.
When you arrive at Iroha, you will be greeted at the entrance by grandparents wearing unique clothes with big smiles on their faces. A gentle breeze comes from the field just outside the building, accompanied by the laughter of the staff as they work with local residents to grow vegetables. What’s more, former users who have regained their energy are cooking the daily special dishes, and at mealtimes, users who were bedridden at the previous facility perform songs, and there is a constant “do”. I laughed.
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-72bc1e03f1f19ad929f7-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-2414722fcc08e0cdd07e78a642a2cff4-1776×1184.jpg] “A rich time passes here.”
Suddenly, I can’t help but think so.
Scenes like this, which would seem impossible in the normal world of nursing care, are commonplace at Iroha. I want everyone to feel the mysterious time that passes through Iroha and the breathing of the people there. The Iroha Documentary Project was born out of this desire. Behind Iroha’s various seemingly unconventional initiatives lies the attitude and practice that Iroha has accumulated over many years, thoroughly following the Ikikata (how to live, live, and die) of our grandparents. The accumulation of this will appear and disappear.
(The video below is a teaser video that summarizes the close-up of the past year)
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Hy0BSVoWw] The goal of this documentary is to gently glean hope from Iroha’s everyday life that even in an aging society that is accelerating year by year, it is possible to have a beautiful life. It is not just a sentimental or abstract idea, but a concrete hope for each of you who have seen it to face the challenges of death and old age that you may be facing someday or even now.
I hope that Iroha’s activities reach as many people as possible. I really hope so. (Text: Outcrop Co., Ltd. Director Travis Matsumoto) Thoughts on documentary film production – Satoko Nakamori,
Representative of Iroha Co., Ltd. –
This happened when I was still working at a regular facility. I heard the cry, “I want to be human.” That was the first grandmother’s voice I ever heard, and no one else’s. I was determined to “deliver her life as a human being during the final moments of her life,” and in April 2003, I opened “Tarōsho Iroha” in Kagoshima City.
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-0a9144ec40c5803eca41-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-20153989165511247c2b657d8c1d1334-1184×1776.jpg] Old age is never sad.
It is a beautiful life that I have lived so hard. Even if a person becomes disabled or develops dementia, they are still the same person. He is the only person here.
No matter how much you value yourself in life, it must be really painful to not be able to meet your ideal end just because you are physically disabled.
I would like to live in a world where people can meet their final moments as if they were me, even if they were alone or with many people watching over them.
And that’s the kind of life I want to live.
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-5b0b4b34ca6a552d8c22-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-ba71b844329a269bd836abceb73bc263-864×1280.jpg] Iroha, which was created for one grandmother, turned out to be a place needed by many people.
Every time Iroha’s nursing care became known to the world on social media, we received many reactions from many people who thought it was normal for us.
This number made me realize the current state of the world, and I felt a sense of crisis that we should not live in a society where people would say that Iroha’s methods are amazing.
Up until now, we hadn’t really thought about appearing publicly, but we decided to make a documentary film about ourselves and show it to as many people as possible.
What Iroha has done is commonplace and not difficult.
I am there, and there is someone in front of me, and I am successful there. It’s just a thorough understanding of the basics of
interpersonal relationships.
I want you to be reassured by the fact that we are not specialists and are doing what we do.
I hope many people don’t give up.
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/134435/4/resize/d134435-4-c1b1e50301d1b0ae6aee-1.jpg&s3=134435-4-c14876319324f8b719610303569387cc-1280×864.jpg] I hope this movie will encourage people to realize that this kind of care is possible and that you can receive this kind of care anywhere in the world, even if you don’t have to come to Iroha.
(Text: Iroha Co., Ltd. Representative Satoko Nakamuka)
Crowdfunding is underway!
We are currently conducting crowdfunding for the production of a documentary film. If you would like to support Iroha’s efforts and production, please do so. Click here for the crowdfunding page URL → (https://iroha-movie.studio.site) The funds collected from everyone will be used for the production costs of this movie (filming crew accommodation expenses, travel expenses, equipment expenses) Let me do it.
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Click here for the crowdfunding page → (https://iroha-movie.studio.site) ・Company information
Company name: Iroha Co., Ltd.
Phone number: 099-297-6242
Location: 7-42-1 Sakanoue, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture HP information: https://168abc.jp/
Company name: Outcrop Co., Ltd.
Phone number: 080-3710-3184
Location: 7-68 Hotonoharanomachi, Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Atre Delta 4F HP information: https://outcropstudios.com/about/
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000004.000134435.html



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