きねんさつえい – ななかぞくのシャシン

Kinen Satsuei – Nanakazoku No Shashin
(Commemorative Photo – a picture of seven families)

A film by Hiroshi Sunairi
Duration: 00:10:45

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撮影:大武写真館 (Photo: Otake Photo Studio) 2013

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きねんさつえい – ななかぞくのシャシン
Kinen Satsuei – Nana Kazoku No Shashin
(Commemorative Photo – a picture of seven families)

A film by Hiroshi Sunairi
Duration: 10 min 45 sec.

the Japanese word in Katakana syllabary, “シャシン” of the title, means “photo” as well as “movie” in the postwar era of Japan.

On a bright day of March 2013, my brother got married at the Itsukushima Shrine at Miya Island of Hiroshima, one of the most scenic spots in Japan.

The Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its “floating” torii, at high tide, when it appears to float on the water. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.

The traditional ritual/wedding was orchestrated, performed with a training in advance and held in front of a large amount of tourist pubic. After the ceremony, all the family members involved were asked to be photographed. I set up my video camera on tripod next to the photographic camera operated by the wedding photographer, recorded the entire process and joined my family to be in the picture.  This 10-min-long-take film humorously examines and observes peculiarity of the uniformity, meticulous habit of Japanese culture and a slow process of seven families getting ready for a commemorative photo.

よい日和2013年3月、私の弟が広島の宮島厳島神社で結婚式を迎えました。この10分に及ぶ長回しのシャシン(シネマ)は、ななかぞくが記念写真の準備をする過程、習性、そしてその文化の記録です。

– 砂入博史

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Cast:

First Row
Kouta Sunairi, Fumiko Sunairi, Takao Sunairi, Masayuki Sunairi, Chiaki Takahashi, Akio Takahashi, Fumi Takahashi, Koutarou Takahashi, Nanako Takahashi

Second Row
Karin & Kumiko Sunairi, Tsuyoshi Washio, Yusuke Washio, Junko Sunairi, Nobuhiro Tajima, Kiyoshi Sunairi, Hiroshi Sunairi, Reiko Washio, Yusuke Washio, Saeko Takahashi, Yoko Shinjou, Kouichi Shinjou

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一列目

砂入洸太、砂入文子、砂入隆夫、砂入雅之、高橋千晶、高橋章夫、高橋富美、高橋宏太朗、高橋菜々子

二列目
砂入久美子&香淋、鷲尾剛史、鷲尾優佑、砂入順子、田島伸浩、砂入清史、砂入博史、鷲尾麗子、鷲尾祐輔、高橋沙衣子、新城陽子、新城宏一

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