Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Documentary, Foodie
Free, Online

Tora-san in Goto


Directed by: Masaru Oura

Year: 2016

Length: 114 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified all ages

Screens in: Online

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A documentary shot from 1993 and over 22 years chronicled a large family who make their living as udon noodle makers on the Goto Archipelago in Nagasaki Prefecture. Inuzuka Torao, known as “Tora of Goto” runs an udon noodle making business on the Goto Archipelago. Everyday, his seven children wake up at 5am, help with the business for an hour, then head for school. Over the 22 years the documentary follows them, the children all grow up.

Screened as part of JFF 2020  Plus
Screening as part of JFF 2021 Online

15-21 November


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JFF Online, Online

Director: Masaru Oura

Cast: Torao Inuzuka

Genre: Documentary, Foodie

Category: Free, Online

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles