Director BIO: Satoshi Watanabe (The Buddha Mummies of North Japan)

Director Biography – Satoshi Watanabe


Satoshi Watanabe is a documentary filmmaker based out of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. He has made a number of successful documentary films, but among the most well known is “Reviving Recipes,” which focuses on the revitalization of heirloom vegetables in the Shōnai region of Yamagata Prefecture. Watanabe-san’s upcoming film features a renewable energy revival movement in Fukushima Prefecture following the nuclear disaster that began in March 2011.

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