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Bahari Series

Documentary Video Exhibition at The Oceanic Culture Museum in Okinawa

115 pieces of educational documentary videos featuring the Pacific cultures are shown permanently from Oct 2013 at The Oceanic Culture Museum in Okinawa.
    Produced: 2011- 2013
    Director: Osamu Monden, Kyoko Miyazawa
    Camera: Masaaki Oki, Yoshinori Sugiura, Taro Akashi, Koji Fujii, Kyoko Miyazawa
    Editing: Osamu Monden
    < CONTENT >
    Traditional canoes:
    Traditional fishing methods:
    Culinary knowledge:
    Body adornment:
    Sounds, words and body movements:
    Inherited world views:
    Areas covered: Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea,
    Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii,
    French Polynesia, Indonesia, Taiwan.

DVD video series

Bahari, A Look at People, Ocean and Forests
   No.01. "Papua New Guinea / New Ireland Is. "

   No.02. "Asia's Ocean (1) Poison and Bombs"

   No.03. "Okinawa's Fishermen and Their Boats"

   Extra No.01 Traditional Navigation in Micronesia

   Extra No.02 Canoes in Madagascar


TV documentary

GREAT NATURE “Explore the revealed continent Zealandia”,
        New Zealand,New Caledonia, Australia
2017, NHK BS-Premium, 89 minutes
    Director: Shohei Matsumoto
    Camera: Taiki Ikemura, Ichiro Seno
    Researcher: Kyoko Miyazawa
    Producer: Osamu Monden, Kisoya Nakajima(NEP), Itsuki Kunisawa(NHK)

BS1 Special "Voices along Subway No.7
        ---Reportage from New York City---"
2017,NHK BS1, 50 minutes
    Director: Shohei Matsumoto
    Camera: Sergei Krasikov 
    Producer: Osamu Monden, Hirohiko Chino(NHK Global Media Service), Hajime Yoda(NHK)

Where did we come from?
        ----Documentary on the project “Holistic Reenactment Project of the Voyage 30 000 Years Ago” by National Museum of Nature and Science,Japan---- 
2016, Yonaguni Island, (Japan), TV Tokyo, 70 minutes
    Director: Osamu Monden
    Camera: Yoshinori Sugiura, Kyoko Miyazawa,Takeshi Nakasone
    Drone: Ichiro Seno
    Producer: Kenji Matsuoka, Chief producer: Hiroaki Fukuda

GREAT NATURE
        ----“ Explore the Wonder of Oman”, Sultanate of Oman
2016, NHK BS-Premium, 89 minutes/29 minutes
    Director: Shohei Matsumoto
    Camera: Yoshinori Sugiura, Ichiro Seno   
    Researcher: Kyoko Miyazawa
    Producer: Osamu Monden, Naohito Kato(NEP),Kisoya Nakajima(NHK)

GREAT NATURE ----“ Wind Island”, Canary Islands, Spain
2015, NHK BS-Premium, 89 minutes/29 minutes
    Director: Shohei Matsumoto
    Camera: Oki Masakatsu, Ichiro Seno
    Researcher: Kyoko Miyazawa
    Producer: Osamu Monden, Naohito Kato(NEP),Kisoya Nakajima(NHK)

GREAT NATURE ----Zagros Mountains, Iran----
2014, NHK BS-Premium, 89 minutes/29 minutes
    Director: Shohei Matsumoto
    Camera: Oki Masakatsu, Ichiro Seno
    Researcher: Kyoko Miyazawa
    Producer: Osamu Monden, Naohito Kato(NEP),Yasuo Matsumoto(NHK)

Gentle Giant ----Swimming with Whale Shark-----
2009, Donsol (Philippines)NHK BS-1, 20 minutes
    Director: Hiromu Igarashi
    Camera: Koji Fujii
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Akihiko Motegi(NHK), Masaaki Sugiura(NEP)

In Search of Flying Fish --- From Equator to Japan 5000 km----
2008, NHK 59 minutes
West Sulawesi / South Sulawesi (Indonesia), Ifalik (Micronesia), Lan Yu Island (Taiwan), Tottori (Japan)
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Assistant director: Yaeko Uno
    Camera: Taro Akashi, Oki Masakatsu, Tadashi Shibahashi, Yoshinori Sugiura
    Underwater camera: Yoshinori Sugiura, Katsuyuki Sugimori
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Nobuya Yamamoto(NHK)

Journey On The Sea Route of Flying Fish --- From Equator to Japan 5000 km---
2008, NHK BS-hi, 109 minutes
West Sulawesi / South Sulawesi (Indonesia), Ifalik (Micronesia), Lan Yu Island (Taiwan), Tottori (Japan)
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Assistant director: Yaeko Uno
    Camera: Taro Akashi, Oki Masakatsu, Tadashi Shibahashi, Yoshinori Sugiura
    Underwater camera: Yoshinori Sugiura, Katsuyuki Sugimori
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Nobuya Yamamoto(NHK)

Flying Roses, a flower road from Naivasha to Japan
2008, Kenya, TV-Asahi, 25 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera: Oki Masakatsu
    Assistant director: Kyoko Miyazawa
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Hiroshi Yasuda(TV-Asahi)

Fluorescent fish, Medaka, and Coral Farming
2007, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, TV-Asahi, 25 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera: Oki Masakatsu
    Underwater camera: Yoshinori Sugiura
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Hiroshi Yasuda(TV-Asahi)

Pearl of Arabia, Dubai's waterfront project
Dubai-UAE, 2005, TV-Asahi, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Taro Akashi
    Underwater camera: Yoshinori Sugiura
    Producer: Kyoko Miyazawa, Hiroshi Yasuda(TV-Asahi)

Living root bridge in the forest
India, 2004, TV-Asahi, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Koji Fujii
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

White rice field #2
Japan, 2004, “ News Station TV-Asahi ”, 10 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Masashi Nakamori

White rice field #1
Japan, 2004, “ News Station TV-Asahi ”, 10 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Masashi Nakamori

Searching for Stone Char to Kamchatka
Russia, 2002, NHK-BS HiVision, 120 minutes
    Director:Yasuhiro Hagihara
    Camera:Koji Fujii
    Assistant director:Osamu Monden

Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics
USA, 2002, TV-Asahi, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Kiyoshi Namikawa
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

A man hatching eggs of bird on his belly
Bangladesh, 2001, TV-Asahi, 7 minutes
    Director:Kyoko Miyazawa
    Camera:Masakatsu Oki

Moken, Sea Nomads in Mergui Archipelagos
Myanmar, 2001, TV-Asahi, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Masakatsu Oki
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

Cattle Crossing in Niger River
Mali, 2001, TV-Asahi, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Masakatsu Oki
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

Floating Garden in Inle Lake
Myanmar, 2000, TBS, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Koji Fujii
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

Bamboo raft in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, 2000, TBS, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Koji Fujii
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

Jatra, a folk theater of Bangladesh and its small actress
Bangladesh, 2000, TBS, 30 minutes
    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Koji Fujii
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

Cutty Sark 1998, a tall ship race
Portugal/ Spain, 1998, Sky-PerfecTV, 60 minutes
    Director:Masato Fukushima
    Camera:Koji Fujii

Great Voyage    -- Vasco da Gama and His Successors --     Places Featured
    --- A series of 11 travelogue documentaries tracing the routes of Portuguese sailors ---
1998-1999, Sky-PerfecTV, 85 minutes     
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    Director:Osamu Monden
    Camera:Taro Akashi, Koji Fujii, Kiyoshi Namikawa
    Assistant director:Kyoko Miyazawa

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