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Short Film "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers"

Short Film "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers"

In the 2021 Japan Cultural Expo Project, the essence of culture and stories from various regions of Japan were extracted and sublimated into short stories, resulting in three short stories set in Okinawa, Kumamoto, and Hiroshima prefectures.
Among them, the short story "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers" (written by Kumiko Takahashi), inspired by the Okinawan Kumiodori dance Mekarushi, has been adapted into a short film directed by Kazuhiro Taira and will be distributed worldwide via online distribution.
Please take a moment to think about Okinawa Prefecture, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its reversion to mainland Japan on May 15 this year.


Short Film "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers』

Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers

21:29 / 2022

“There are many things that I don’t like.”
The traffic jam on the way to Naha, my debt-ridden father, my best friend’s boyfriend, milk, and my hometown, Shioya-wan.”
Why did my beautiful mother marry my father? Ruri tried to escape from these thoughts as she faced an uncertain future. Then, one day, she learns of her mother’s past, but…


  • Misaki Hattori

    Misaki Hattori

    Born 2006 in Aichi Prefecture. She played a lead role in the hit film “Midnight Swan” (2020) and won the 44th Japan Academy Award for Best New Actor. She appeared in commercials for "International University of Fashion" and wore Dior in GINZA magazine, expanding her work to include modeling.

  • Ririka Kawashima

    Ririka Kawashima

    Born March 17, 2002. In 2010, she debuted with the TBS TV drama "Tokujo Kabachi!!" She has since appeared in a number of TV dramas and films. In 2019, she was selected as one of the leads in Jo Odagiri’s 1st directorial effort, “They Say Nothing Stays the Same.” She won the Best New Actress Award at the 34th Takasaki Film Festival & with more appearances scheduled for the future.

  • Koh Ikeda

    Koh Ikeda

    Born,1995 in Toyama Prefecture. In 2019, he won the Grand Prix in the audition for the lead role on TokyoMX 2's "Kaiyuuki Getto." In the same year, he made a regular appearance on TBS's "Grand Maison Tokyo.” He is also appearing in a wide variety of TV shows as a young actor with cooking skills. He has 1.1 million followers on TikTok, where he is known as "Omu-Ōji," or the "Omelette Prince," and is known for his original recipes. In March, 2022, he released his 1st book through Kadokawa Publishing, “Kantan na noni homerareru! Tamago darake no iyashi reshipi” (loosely translated as “Easy but delicious, egg recipes). He is a regular on NHK’s "Chimudondon. He is a licensed chef, nutrition instructor, and food planner.

  • Gori (Garage Sale)

    Gori (Garage Sale)

    Born in Okinawa, 1972.
    After dropping out of Nihon University College of Art's Department of Cinema, he formed "Garage Sale" with his junior high school classmate Kawada and worked as part of a comedy duo.
    He began making films in 2006, and his second feature film, "Born Bone Born" (2018), was the top weekend box office film in Okinawa for six consecutive weeks and won numerous awards at film festivals in Japan and abroad. In 2019, he won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award for the same film. His latest short film, "A Woman Who Acts" (2020), won the SSFF & ASIA 2021 He won the Best Actor Award in the Japan Competition.
    He is expanding his work through his YouTube channel "Gori★Okinawa" (230,000 subscribers) which he started in 2019 to promote the attractions of Okinawa.

  • Machiko Ono

    Machiko Ono

    Born in 1981 in Nara Prefecture.
    In 1997, she made her debut as the lead in Kawase Naomi's film "Suzaku," and in 2007, she again played the lead in Kawase's "The Mourning Forest," which won the Grand Prix at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival.
    Her major film credits include NHK's television series "Carnation" (2011), "Climber's High" (2008), "Like Father, Like Son" (2013), "Being Good" (2015), "Tomorrow's Dining Table," "Yakuza and the Family" and "Akaneiro ni Yakareru" (2021), among others. Last year she won several Best Actress Awards. Upcoming films include "Hatachi no Soul" "Haken Anime," "Kochira Amiko," and "Sabakan.”


Kazuhiro Taira

Kazuhiro Taira

He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the film “Amboina Can't Kill” & won the 15th TAMA NEW WAVE Un Certain Regard, Suspense NEWWAVE Award. In 2015 he wrote & directed "Yarazu no machi, Koza no Ame", which was screened at the Okinawa International Film Festival. In 2016, he won the 3rd New Directors Film Festival Special Award for his film "Kugiuchi no ballad.” In 2020, he won the Runner-up Grand Prix in the Drama category at the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Awards for his QAB special drama "Panauru ōkoku monogatari. " In 2022, "Miracle City Koza," which he directed and wrote, was released in theaters nationwide. He has also worked on several TV programs in Okinawa Prefecture, including "Tōgyū senshi waido" and " Ryūkyū torauma naito," as well as corporate promotions in and outside of Okinawa Prefecture.