Rokkasho Rhapsody


Rokkasho Rhapsody (六ヶ所村ラプソディー, Rokkashomura rapusodī, also sometimes called in English Rokkashomura Rhapsody) is a Japanese documentary directed by Hitomi Kamanaka and released in 2006.[1][2] It is the second in Kamanaka's trilogy of films on the problems of nuclear power and radiation, preceded by Hibakusha at the End of the World (also known as Radiation: A Slow Death) and followed by Ashes to Honey.

Rokkasho Rhapsody
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Directed byHitomi Kamanaka
Produced byShūkichi Koizumi
CinematographyNatsuro Ōno
Edited byYoshiko Matsuda
Group Gendai
Release date
  • March 3, 2006 (2006-03-03)
Running time
119 minutes


Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant

The documentary reports on the issues surrounding the construction of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture, especially focusing on the lives of the nearby residents who, while nervous about the dangers of radiation, continue living near the plant. It also covers the protests against the plant.


In a poll of critics at Kinema Junpo, Rokkasho Rhapsody was selected as the fourth best documentary of 2006.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ White, Philip. "Kamanaka Hitomi: making films that inspire people to take action". CNIC. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ Tsuchimoto, Noriaki; Hitomi Kamanaka (23 December 2007). "Rokkasho, Minamata and Japan's Future: Capturing Humanity on Film". Japan Focus. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Bunka eiga besuto ten". Kinema Junpō. 5 February 2007.


  • Kamanaka, Hitomi; Norma Field (2008). Rokkasho-mura rapusodī = Rokkashomura rhapsody: dokyumentarī genzai shinkōkei. Tokyo: Kage Shobō. ISBN 9784877143893.

External linksEdit

  • Official site (in English)
  • Japanese Film Database