HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGEDirected by David Caprara, Kira Dane
- Japan, USA
- Adventure, Documentary, International, Spiritual
- 17 mins
- West Coast premiere
This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
Japan has an uneasy relationship with tattoos, which have come to be associated with organized crime. Living amongst heavy stereotypes, a group of tattooed individuals practice a centuries-old pilgrimage to a mountain shrine, one of the few places where the traditional full-body horimono tattoo can be shown and celebrated.
Director: David Caprara, Kira Dane
Producer: Alice Gordenker
Director of Photography: Michael Crommett
Editor: Kira Dane
Sound Mixer: Rob Mayes
Sound Designer: David Britton
Colorist: Amy Besate
Art & Craft
Ranging from a fly-fisher fighting for conservation, to a beloved L.A. Chinatown bakery, to traditional Japanese flower arranging; these nonfiction works show how creative passion meets legacy and discipline. — Eseel Borlasa