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Kokoro, the heart within

Author: Scott FeatherstoneEd GroverJohn RutterLorien Productions.Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Bountiful, UT] : BWE Video [distributor], ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume 1 is an overview of the traditions and cultural aspects of Japan, exploring Japanese values and motivations. It also presents the facts of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima factually and graphically, with intercuts of contemporary reminders of the effects of the bombing.
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Genre/Form: Videocassettes
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Featherstone; Ed Grover; John Rutter; Lorien Productions.; Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment (Firm); BWE Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1577422015 9781577422013
OCLC Number: 40550123
Language Note: In English with some Japanese dialogue.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993.
Credits: Narrator, Ed Grover ; director of photography, Art Wilder ; editor, Lee Wessman (#1, #3-5, #10), Bill Leach (#2, #6-9) ; music, John Rutter.
Awards: Award of excellence, Film Advisory Board; Silver medal, International Film and TV Festival of New York (Shinto)
Description: 5 videocassettes (300 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. pt 1. Nihon no Kokoro, the heart within ; pt 2. Hiroshima : city of peace --
v. 2. pt 3. Nature : giver of blessings ; pt. 4. Oceans : lifeblood of Japan --
v. 3. pt. 5. Bushido : way of the warrior ; pt. 6. Makato, sincerity --
v. 4. pt. 7. Spiritual heritage ; pt. 8. Shinto : way of the Gods --
v. 5. pt. 9. Tradition ; pt. 10. Pride of Japan.
Other Titles: Nihon no Kokoro, the heart within.
Hiroshima, city of peace.
Nature, giver of blessings.
Oceans, lifeblood of Japan.
Bushido, way of the warrior.
Way of the warrior.
Makato, sincerity.
Spiritual heritage.
Shinto, way of the Gods.
Tradition.
Pride of Japan.
Heart within
Responsibility: Lorien Productions ; producer, Scott Featherstone ; director/writer, Scott Featherstone ; Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment.

Abstract:

Volume 1 is an overview of the traditions and cultural aspects of Japan, exploring Japanese values and motivations. It also presents the facts of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima factually and graphically, with intercuts of contemporary reminders of the effects of the bombing.

Volume 2 illustrates the natural beauty of Japan and its natural resources. It illustrates Japanese attitudes towards the ocean and how the ocean is often a central theme in art, literature, song, and worship.

Volume 3 relates a famous and tragic story to illustrate the strict code of honor and duty between and samurai warrior and his lord. Discusses Makato: the concept that sincerity is often more important than the success of an effort. Makato is a vital part of Bushido.

Volume 4 discusses the beginnings of Buddhism and how it came to Japan. Examines Shinto, the indigenous Japanese religion, and explores the use of shrines for worship and examines some of the fundamental values and teachings of Shinto.

Volume 5 explores Chado (tea ceremony), Ikebana (flower arranging), garden design, food preparation, and martial arts. Highlights many social and cultural aspects that are unique to Japan, and discusses stereotypes of the Japanese. Tours some of the national treasures of Japan, such as Mount Fuji and the Tancho cranes.

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