HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGEDirected by David Caprara, Kira Dane
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
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