All has been quiet on my social media front. This often happens when I find myself in the depths of the edit suite working on a new film. Over the next couple of months I will be sharing about a new feature documentary film for which I am currently overseeing the post-production, and it is by far the strangest film I have worked on to date...
In the meantime, I did find time to (briefly) escape from the edit suite for about 36 hours over this past weekend for the Obon holiday (Festival of the Dead). Last year, I spent the Obon holiday with a friend who was documenting the festivities for television (Part 1 HERE, Part 2 HERE, Part 3 HERE and Part 4 HERE).
This year was very different as I marked the holiday with Mr. Hata's family in Fukushima. I first wrote about Mr. Hata when I reunited him with his son 30 after years (STORY). When he died, I wrote THIS entry and then when he was buried, I wrote THIS one.
As this was the first Obon since he died, I felt it was important to pay my respects at his grave and to spend time with Mrs. Hata and her family.
After visiting Mr. Hata's grave, I posted the following photos on Twitter: