The second piece of a series of spontaneous night encounters, seized and captured by Issam Kechouri.
On the tropical Okinawan island of Miyakojima, Issam met Daichiro Shinjo, a local calligraphy artist. After lengthy conversations and a discovery of shared interests, Issam was sure he wanted to collaborate with Daichiro. But Daichiro had an extra idea: How about involving his grandfather, too?
Daichiro-san's grandfather is a Buddhist monk, and they met the following evening in front of a historic Buddhist temple dating back to 1611. The significance of the location and the presence of Daichiro-san and his grandfather gave the filming of the video an emotional backdrop: two generations making art in a haven of spirituality.
As one collaboration comes to an end, the Tadaima project goes on. With new locations to fall in love with, different individuals to inspire, and perhaps a different cocktail to be had, who will cross Issam's path next?
In collaboration with poweredby.tokyo
Performance by Daichiro Shinjo
Director & Editor - Issam Kechouri
Sound Design - Romain Guedj
Color Grade - Max Golomidov
Music - '0:59' by Danger
Title Design - Jeremie Leonard
Post-production Producer - Julie Guillot
Copywriting - Francesca Roberts
Editorial Design - Julie Guillot
Special Thanks to Kaji Wara.