A film that Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur is supporting within the Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) has deep environmental values and ideals.
Yoshioka Sachio is the next family heir in a long line of master dye craftsmen continuing back to the Edo period of Kyoto, Japan. 1950’s Japan had little regard for the environment which caused much frustration with the then college-aged Yoshioka.
Upon inheriting his family’s craft, Yoshioka decided to return to the old techniques of procuring natural dyes from the environment. The organic colors of Kyoto’s pure spring water and plants were far more beautiful and enchanting than any chemical dye produced in a lab. Yoshioka teamed up with another dye specialist, Fukuda, to run a traditional organic dye factory, something which has become increasingly rare in 21st century Asia.
Time: 3pm, Sat 28 Sept 2013
Venue: Kompleks JKKN Sabah, auditorium
Jalan Tasik off KM4 Jalan Penampang,
88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Title: MURASAKI 紫
Duration: 77 min
Language: Japanese with BM subtitles
Director: Kawase Mika