Hunting with Reverence for Life and Nature
This time, we venture into the forested mountains of Miyazaki Prefecture to meet aspiring hunter Antonia Schult from Germany. Working to help restore the balance between humans and nature and stop wildlife from damaging crops, Antonia and her senior hunters pay respect to every life they take, as according to Japanese hunting philosophy, animals are precious blessings from the gods. We also visit Italian Tommaso Puntelli, a craftsman who's been repairing violins in Tokyo for fourteen years.
Antonia's mentor, Murakawa Hideki, teaches her the Japanese philosophy of hunting
Antonia and her senior hunters express gratitude and respect for every life they take
Antonia talks about her experience reflecting on the value of life to her fellow Germans
People from in and out of Japan entrust their precious violins to the care of Tommaso