[KeepgoingTOGETHER] Vol.36 The series of poetry shot film by Taiga Kobayashi and Misumi Mizuki - EU・ジャパンフェスト日本委員会

[KeepgoingTOGETHER] Vol.36 The series of poetry shot film by Taiga Kobayashi and Misumi Mizuki

Taiga Kobayashi + Mizuki Misumi

Q1. Fruition and Challenge Acquired through Online Activities 

We put English subtitles on each piece to make them borderless. But as for timing, we need to deal with subtitles as priority. Otherwise Japanese reading and English subtitles are lost proper timing. For example, only subtitles go faster. We also received opinions from friends that the subtitles were bit too fast and difficult to read. How we can over this barrier of language is next need to blush up.

Q2. Time, number of people, and the environment required to prepare for online distribution.

We’ve thought of that using objects and pictures from what we already have: things in our room, scenery around neighbor, fallen leaves, shell and so on. Because it’s necessary to keep cost down as much as possible. In six pieces of our program four pieces are new work. We spent about 14 days for them. Taiga Kobayashi carried part of concept work, shooting, editing, and Mizuki Misumi carried part of making ideas, advisor, writing poems. We used two tunes from musician Akira Kita’s already published music album. For shooting we used small greenback device with our four hands.

Q3. Utilization and Development of Online Live Streaming for Forthcoming Activities.

Not only for this Corona crisis, but also for sending our works to remote people, we felt that publishing films on YouTube is very sufficient. We are happy that poets whom we have met through European cultural capital watched our work and we even received messages from some of them. In Japan also there might be many people who are difficult to go any cultural events. Since we hope that our works can reach those people, we would like to keep publishing online after this program.


Poetry short film “yukue”, “Lake of shadow”, “Thunderbird”, “A BONE”, “Angel of the day”, “Mobile toy”

  • Date: 17-31 May 2020
  • Contents: We made short films with imaginary scenes from usual, daily things and poems as message.
  • Promotion tool: Facebook, Twitter
  • Distribution tool: YouTube
  • Device to get a reaction from the audience: using hashtag
  • Number of audience: 763 (As of: 1 June 2020)