Sakurada: Zen Chef

Japan | 2016 | 13 minutes | Hirokazu Kishida

The final 100 days of a renowned 2 Michelin starred kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, "SAKURADA," after the sudden announcement to close its doors.

"Sakurada: Zen Chef" will be presented with the feature film Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukuda.

Director Biography

Hirokazu Kishida was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1975. He was first exposed to the world of video production while studying in Myanmar. After working at an optical manufacturer he became a journalist for a web-based media. In 2011, Hirokazu started a career in video production.He learned to create short documentary films on his own. In 2012, his film "Cans of Hope" received the Grand Prix in the 6th Kyoto International Indies Film Festival. The film also won prizes in eight other film festivals over five countries including USA., United Kingdom, and Asia.

  • Director: Hirokazu Kishida
  • Principal Cast: Mr. Isuzu Sakurada
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 13 minutes
  • Producer: Daiko Matsuyama
  • Screenplay: Hirokazu Kishida
  • Cinematographers: Hirokazu Kishida
  • Editors: Hirokazu Kishida
  • Music: Hirokazu Kishida
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: Digital File (.MOV)