Here’s an interesting premise for a movie: that the whole legend of the long nosed red faced Tengu came from shipwrecked white boys hiding in the mountains back in the days when we weren’t allowed on these shores… Here’s the blurb:
David (Ted Taylor) comes to Japan for one week to study traditional legends. He is supposed to meet Professor Ozawa, a leading expert in the field. But when he arrives, he gets picked up by Ozawa’s two female assistants, Sanae (Mimori Sento) and Manami (Sakiko Ikegami). They bring him to a traditional guest-house and accompany him during his stay.
A strange man in the bath house (Kan Mikami) tells David about the local Tengu legend. Tengu are a class of well known monster-spirits with a long nose and a red face who live in the Japanese forests and mountains. David is immediately fascinated. But the more he finds out about the Tengu, the more he is drawn into his own past-life… LINK
Here’s the trailer:
World Premiere of Tengu in Kyoto!
Date: 15 February 2009
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Location: A Womb
Entrance fee: ￥1500 (includes 1 dish and 1 drink).
Here is a handy map.