The Walk Within & Beyond Cultures (WWBC) Project (formerly led by Professor Tetsuo Kubo, Department of English Studies for Careers), founded on our University’s diverse linguistic and cultural environment, has completed its 11th DVD “The great Phoenix Folds in Susami” (available in Japanese, English, and Turkish) this April. The DVD was coproduced with Professor Jeff Berglund, Chair of the Faculty of Global Engagement’s Department of Global Tourism. Students took part in the project by recording voice-overs in Japanese and participating in regional contribution activities and conducting a screening at the 7th Nanki Kumano Geopark Festival & Symposium held in Wakayama Prefecture in February.
The DVD is comprised of images pertaining to the Nanki Kumano caldera and the local geopark, in addition to images of Daisetsuzan, Mount Fuji, Aso, Sakurajima and Kinkowan, provided from institutions across the country. The English version is narrated by Mr. Quentin Durning, who teaches at Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School. Our University’s studio staff also participated in recording and editing.
The DVD will be sent to collaborators and related bodies. We hope that it will be a useful material for cultural presentations and teaching.
WWBC Website (DVDs are not available for viewing at this time)