Rewind This!

rewind-this2013 documentary film directed by Josh Johnson about the impact of VHS on the film industry and home video, as well as about collectors of videotapes Rewind This! (VHSテープを巻き戻せ!) is showing at the newly refurbished Yokogawa Cinema this week.


Padma Indian dining is centrally located in Hiroshima city center right behind the Chisun Hotel. Padma means lotus flower in Hindi and does offer a very tranquil dining experience as the name suggests. The restaurant has a lot of table seating and quite a spacious layout making it good for group meals of all sizes. There are a huge variety of curries and side dishes to choose from and this may be the most vegetarian friendly Indian restaurants in Hiroshima city.

Interview with Jim Murphy (PIXAR)

IMG_5159On August 22, day two of the Hiroshima Animation Festival, PIXAR screened the world premier of their new short, “LAVA.” It is basically a cute love story, with the use of the word “lava” instead of love. Which makes sense, because the main characters are volcanoes. The director Jim Murphy called the two volcanoes Uku and Lele which go together “ukulele” which we hear throughout the film.

Volunteering Photo Story


1. Arrived at the volunteer centre just after 8am. Here we’re grouped and shuttled over to the disaster zone.

Peace Park 平和公園

Peace Park natureHiroshima’s Peace Park (Heiwa-Koen 平和公園) is in the center (Naka-ku) of Hiroshima city. It is the location of the Peace Museum, A-Bomb Dome, Cenotaph, and many statues and monuments in remembrance of Hiroshima’s tragic history and its victims. It is also a beautiful park filled with trees and flowers that Hiroshima residents use and enjoy on  a daily basis.

Eremiya Thai Massage Studio

Eremiya Therapeudic Thai MassageSoothing massage may not be what comes to mind when some people think of Thai massage, but let me assure you that you have nothing to worry about here. The aim of massage here is to relax, unwind and recover from stress and stiff muscles.

The studio is located in the Takanobashi area of Hiroshima city (access by streetcar or bus is easy). Appointments by reservation only. (Japanese, English and Spanish ok)

Video and interviews from Hiroshima International Animation Festival

animation festival interviewsInterviews with some of the many talented filmmakers who attended the 30th anniversary of the Hiroshima International Film Festival, plus some bonus music clips.

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