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DVD Jyowa (Rope Stories)

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Jyowa; Rope Stories. An artistic depiction of private kinbaku sessions by a few of the grand Masters from Japan. Made by Pedro Cordas, one of the well kept secrets on the kinbaku scene. Until now.
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Price DVD only: € 30,-

Together with a set of 3x8m 6mm natural colour jute: € 60,- or a set of 3x8m 6mm natural colour hemp: € 65,-

Beautiful artistic depiction of private kinbaku sessions of a few of the grand masters of this moment in the Japanese kinbaku scene.

Jyowa is a made-up word created by Yukimura Sensei which merges the characters for “rope” and for “speaking or communicating”, hence it can be translated as “communicating through ropes” or “rope stories”.

This project was started in Tokyo in 2011 as a documentary film, yet it ended up becoming more of an aesthetic experience that takes the viewer into the unique universe of five of Japan’s top rope artists (by order of appearance): Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Nawashi Kanna, Urado Hiroshi and Hajime Kinoko. In each of the the five chapters we can see two people taking a journey into a deep and profound level of communication in which rope takes a very special place.

Duration: approx. 120m

Directed by: Pedro Diniz Reis and Daniel Costa Neves

Actors (by order of appearance):
Akira Naka & Mashiro Nozomi
Yukimura Haruki & Sanae
Nawashi KANNA & Kagu Ra
Urado Hiroshi & Nakamura Kazuki
Kinoko Hajime & Jhenna Hana

Music by: Sérgio Nascimento

Shoot in Tokyo in 2011. Finished in Lisbon 2015.

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