Japanese Film Festival 2018
• Klang Valley
GSC Mid Valley
GSC Pavilion KL
GSC 1 Utama
GSC Nu Sentral
• Penang
GSC Gurney Plaza
• Johor
GSC Paradigm JB
• Kuching
GSC CityONE Megamall
• Kota Kinabalu
GSC Suria Sabah

Born Bone Born (洗骨/ Senkotsu)


Takashi comes back to his hometown in Aguni island, Okinawa for his mother’s Senkotsu. His father Nobutsuna is living alone like a dead after his wife’s death. Takashi blames Nobutsuna for the mother’s death, since she worked a lot to pay the debt for the Nobutsuna’s company. Takashi’s sister Yuko who lives in Nagoya also comes back, but to everyone’s surprise, she is 9 months of pregnancy. Takashi cannot accept Yuko’s free willingness. The family is filled with the awkward mood while the day of the mother’s Senkotsu is approaching.

Trivia & Awards

This second feature by Okinawan comedian TERUYA Toshiyuki a.k.a. Gori.

This feature film is based on Born Bone Boon short film, which picked up awards at the Short Shorts Film Festival and the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival.

It depicts the ancient Okinawan ritual of washing the bones of the deceased on the 4th anniversary of their death to send the departed off to the next world.


Year 2018
Runtime 111 mins
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Country Japan
Genre Drama
Rating P13


  • SHINJO Nobutsuna - OKUDA Eiji
  • SHINJO Tsuyoshi - TSUTSUI Michitaka
  • SHINJO Yuko - MISAKI Ayame


  • TERUYA Toshiyuki - Director
  • IMAI Takahiro – Director of Photography
  • TERUYA Toshiyuki – Screenplay
  • HORI Yoshisuke – Editor