Yarubeya Documentary

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

In the mountains of Fukushima Prefecture lies a tiny village of 632 people, Hinoemata. The village suffered less damage than many other communities in the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, but the villagers are still struggling to keep their community together and their traditions alive.

Singular to Hinoemata is a particular form of Kabuki theater that is nearly 300 years old. Come see the poignant story of how the elders of Hinoemata pass Kabuki, the traditions of the village and the spirit of Japan on to the youth of their community.

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