Shinsyu Symphony is a lovely film, worthy of a look by Western audiences. Follow Yuki as she learns to play the violin in the Nagano (Shinsyu) prefecture. This quaint narrative is enhanced with explosive sequences of cultural traditions unique to this mountainous region of Japan. The theme of Shinsyu Symphony is the co-existence of nature and human beings. Many precious traditions, such as “Gokaicho” of the Zenkoji Temple held once in seven years are shown along with beautiful scenes of nature’s changing seasons.

Length: 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1995
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Big Films Inc.

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  • Producer: Masao Takahashi
  • Director:  Toru Hamada
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  • Writer:  Toru Hamada
  • Cinematography: Tkashi Yoshimura
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  • Music/Score:  Kensaku Tanigawa
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  • Cultural Studies
  • Documentary
  • Nature



Film Facts

Shinsyu Symphony is a longer version of Alps Symphony, which was sponsored by Nagano Prefecture for the Shinshu Fair in 1993. Shinsyu Symphony is available in Japanese and English.