About the film
The Takatsu River
Release Date: November 29, 2019
|Production Companies||:||THE TAKATSU RIVER MOVIE PARTNERS|
|Writers||:||Yoshinari Nishikôri, Yoshinari Nishikôri|
Set along the river basin of Shimane Prefeture's Takatsu River, a government-protected river, this drama portrays various people living in an area burdened by decreasing population as they carry on the tradition of "Kagura" Shinto music and dance which is said to be the roots of Kabuki. Directing from his own screenplay is Nishikori Yoshinari of Railways. Saito Manabu (Komoto Masahiro) operates a ranch on a mountain and worries his son Tatsuya (Ishikawa Raizo) has been making a habit of skipping Kagura practice. Then Manabu learns his alma mater elementary school will be closed down.