Bearman of Hokkaido
- Country / Region
- MATSUMIYA Kenichi
- YAUCHI Tomohiro
- Japan Broadcasting Corp. Sapporo Station
Shiretoko area in Hokkaido has been registered as a World Natural Heritage Site for 15 years. In the innermost depths of Shiretoko, there is a densely populated area of brown bears called Rusha and the film recorded the life of something no one in the world had never been seen before for over 36 year period that is coexistence of brown bears with human being. The main character of the film is the one and only old fisherman in the world who scolds and drives away wild brown bears. Through his lifestyle, the film illustrate Japanese unique view of nature that “human beings are only a part of the nature”. I think this is an indispensable idea for building up a sustainable society.