Rural Reinvigoration on Video
This episode takes us to the rural community of Kito in Tokushima Prefecture. While its population of around 1,000 is on the decline, a newcomer, Tyler Walkey from the US, is helping to breathe new life to the area. A talented video content creator, he uses his skills and a variety of methods from drones to time lapse shooting to promote the Kito region by filming its nature and its people. We also meet Chinese-born Chen Bowen who works at a store selling materials for making lacquerware.
The people of Kito gather to harvest yuzu, a local specialty
Tyler interviews Mr. and Mrs. Nobuta, who just moved to Kito
A breathtaking bird's-eye view of Kito taken by Tyler
Chen applies lacquer to a wooden bowl