Meeting 02 “KONBU DOI”, presented through three films in collaboration with activist Konbu Shop owner Junichi Doi, was convened at the “Osaka Konbu Meeting” on 28th of October 2012. In the process of producing our films we felt synergy with our many supporters and many fun and inspiring ideas came together in the realistic setting of the workshop & dinner party. We were extremely pleased to be able to share such a unique experience with so many people. From age to occupation, a varied and broad demographic of people participated in the “Osaka Konbu Meeting”. In the first half of the meeting in Junichi Doi’s workshop, participants learnt how to make a delicious Konbu Dashi, about Konbu itself and about the circumstances of Konbu harvesting. They also lent an earnest ear to the situation of Japanese food which involves us all. In the second half, Junichi Doi is joined by sisters Chie and Hiro. A surprisingly interesting and avant-garde full course meal that “utilizes Konbu to the last drop” is served and a very enjoyable dinner party is had by all. Maybe it was the background of the times, but we were very surprised at the high level of interest and the serious approach they took to food. Using snapshots and film we report on the “Osaka Konbu Meeting” and the substantial discussion everyone has whilst they eat delicious food. We will be happy if participants and non-participants alike gain an understanding of new possibilities and the allure of ingredients that can only be made with “real konbu”. And for last, preparation for the December release of our next collaboration “Meeting 03” has started. What kind of inspiring people will we meet in the next installment? Please look out for it!

  • Director : 
    Hiroo Ninomiya
  • Cinematographer : 
    Masato Indo
  • Logo Designer : 
    Shinpei Onishi
  • Original Music : 
    Ogurusu Norihide

  • Release Date : 
    2012/11/2
  • Location : 
    Osaka - Japan