Ikigai: The Shin Biyajami Story

SYNOPSIS

Shin Biyajima, a Japanese snowboarder, shares the intimate story of how he found his Ikigai (生きがい) or “reason for being” through a lifetime of adoration and exploration of his mountainous backyard of Nagano, Japan. Joined by American snowboarder Travis Rice, Ikigai is an immersion into Shin’s life, Japanese mountain culture, and the similarities between two friends who despite being an ocean apart, grew up with two things in common; the mountain as a classroom and a deep affinity for board riding.

SCREENING

Screening Date: Sat. June 8, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Rialto Black Box

Filmmaker Attending: No

FILM INFO

Title: Ikigai: The Shin Biyajami Story
Genre: Documentary Short
Length: 15m30s
Country:
USA, Japan
Director: Justin Taylor-Smith
Creator:: Travis Rice


Website: www.justintaylorsmith.com
Instagram: @jtaylorsmith