Deep Flowers

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Deep Flowers portrays floral artist Makoto Azuma, whose unusual and impressive flower arrangements challenge our understanding of flowers in our environment. His radical botanical sculptures, sometimes made with thousands of flowers, have been set aflame in caves and frozen into massive blocks of ice. In 2014, he launched a bonsai pine and a bouquet into space. Deep Flowers unfolds in his Tokyo studio, where he crafts his daily creations. The story also takes us to Hokkaido for a performance installation of a 5-meter pine, and to Ota Market, the country’s largest flower market.

Director Ophélie Giomataris
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Art / Human Interest / Environment
Air Date (JST) Mon., Oct. 8, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017 *rerun
Mon., Jun. 12, 2017

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Ophélie Giomataris

Ophélie Giomataris


Swiss-Greek videojournalist Ophélie Giomataris studied art history and journalism in Paris. She came to Japan in 2015 and directed several documentaries, including On the Haikyo Trail (2016) for NHK WORLD’s Inside Lens. She has also filed many reports for French television networks on social themes in Japan and the war on drugs in the Philippines.

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