日本トルコ合作大作映画 海難1890
Torajiro Yamada Ertugrul frigate

Torajiro Yamada Ertugrul frigate

Relations between Japan and Turkey have a long history, with 2015 marking its 125th anniversary. This motion picture reflects those deep ties in the story of two actual historical incidents. In both cases, the Japanese 125 years ago and the Turks 30 years ago, people in a difficult situation were offered help, with no thought of reward, for the simple reason that they needed it. The courage and sincerity shown in these two real-life dramas now come to the screen in a large-scale international co-production.

For a very long time the people of Kushimoto, a coastal town in Japan's Wakayama prefecture where the first episode of the film is told, wanted to to share this story of friendship and compassion with the rest of the world by making a film about the Ertuğrul story. To pursue their goal, Kushimoto mayor Katsumasa Tashima contacted film director Mitsutoshi Tanaka and the NPO “Ertuğrul Saves the World” was established in the city of Wakayama. After more than ten years of work “125 YEARS MEMORY” was released in Japan and Turkey in December 2015, and since then has been carrying its message of friendship and peace to audiences around the world.

The film comprises two episodes: The wreck of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Tehran in 1985. The Ertuğrul episode stars Seiyo Uchino as Tamura, the doctor who treats the shipwreck survivors, who personifies the bold yet sympathetic global outlook of a time in which Japan had only recently opened itself to the outside world. The Turkish actor Kenan Ece plays two roles: Mustafa, the Turkish officer who survives the wreck and is moved by the kindness shown by his Japanese rescuers, and Murat, who comes to the assistance of the Japanese in the Tehran episode. Shioli Kutsuna is featured as Haru, left mute by the shock of her fiancé's drowning, but who still functions as Tamura's faithful assistant.

Directing is Mitsutoshi Tanaka, whose “ASK THIS OF RIKYU” won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the 2013 Montréal World Film Festival. The long tradition of Toei Kyoto Studios vouches for the high level of technical expertise of its staff, and they have joined with Böcek Yapım, Turkey's premier production house, to produce a film of stunning visual images.

Separated by 9,000 kilometers, the people of Japan and Turkey have fostered deep ties of friendship. In a time when people all over the world are growing steadily more suspicious of other nations over politics, economics and religion, this is an epic of hope demonstrating how fellow-feeling between one person and another can bring about a miracle.

Kainan 1890 a story of friendship and compassion
Torajiro Yamada Kainan 1890
Torajiro Yamada Ertugrul Frigate
Frigate Ertugrul
Ertugrul Ship
Ertugrul Frigate
Seiji Mukaiyama Kainan 1890

Torajiro Yamada Kainan 1890

In 1890, Dr. Tamura's kindness in caring for his patients is winning him the trust of Kashino, a poor village on the island of Kii Oshima in Wakayama Prefecture (now part of the municipality of Kushimoto). Assisting him is Haru, who the shock of losing her fiancé to drowning has left mute. In the night of 16 September of that year the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul, on its way home after paying a courtesy visit to the Emperor of Japan, is driven aground in a typhoon and wrecked in the Pacific Ocean off Cape Kashino. Hearing the alarm bell that warns of a vessel in distress, the villagers rush to the shore, to be confronted there with the grisly spectacle of vast numbers of dead and dying. They rescue who they can, while Tamura and Haru go to work treating the injured. Mustafa, the 2nd engineering officer, has stopped breathing, but Haru pushes desperately on his chest and he comes around. The next morning, there are 69 survivors from a crew of 618. Feeling guilty that he has been spared when so many others have not, Mustafa blows up over any number of trifles. Tamura, as the only person in the village who speaks English, bears the brunt of his anger, and eventually shows him how the villagers are carefully cleaning and polishing the personal items they have salvaged from the wreck so that Mustafa can take them back to the families of the crew. Mustafa is deeply moved by the kindness the Japanese show him.

In 1985, during the Iran-Iraq war, a Turkish embassy official named Murat encounters Harumi, a teacher at a Japanese school, during a bombing raid in Tehran. Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president, declares that in 48 hours his air force will shoot down any aircraft encountered over Iranian air space. Japanese ambassador Nomura requests rescue flights from Japan, but is told that a quick response is not possible. Meanwhile rescue flights from other nations are arriving, leaving only the Japanese stranded. Kimura, an automotive engineer posted to Tehran, has given up trying to get himself and his family out. Harumi, though, wants to save her students and prevails upon Nomura to ask the Turkish ambassador to arrange a flight. Turgut Özal, the Turkish prime minister, agrees, but by now the Tehran airport is full of not only Japanese but Turks trying to find a flight home. Kimura and the other Japanese have all but given up hope of getting onto a flight when Murat begins to speak about the kindness Japanese villagers once showed to Turkish sailors shipwrecked very far from their homes.

Kainan 1890 a story of friendship and compassion

Seiyo Uchino Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Seiyo Uchino Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A doctor, living in the village of Kashino, on the island of Kii Oshima (now part of the town of Kushimoto) in Wakayama Prefecture. Originally a samurai of the Kishu Domain, he is thus a skilled swordsman. A friend of many years to the naval officer Fujimoto. He provides free medical care to the residents of this poor fishing village, who are as a result very fond of him. He speaks good English and is well versed in world affairs.
Kenan Ece Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Kenan Ece Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Mustafa: A Lieutenant on the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul. He is the son of a prominent family whose father was a senior naval officer.
Murat: A member of the staff of the Turkish Embassy, he encounters Harumi after Tehran is attacked, and throws himself into helping with the evacuation of Japanese nationals.

Shioli Kutsuna Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Shioli Kutsuna Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Haru: A woman from the village of Kashino. Left mute from the shock of her fiancé's death by drowning, she serves Dr. Tamura as his assistant.
Harumi: A teacher at a Japanese school in Tehran who goes to the Japanese embassy for help in evacuating Japanese nationals.
Alican Yucesoy Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Alican Yücesoy Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A non-commissioned officer in charge of the Ertuğrul boiler room. Highly respected by his men, he is also a skilled wrestler who bonds with Mustafa after the two of them fight to a draw. His wife has a son while he is at sea, and he is eagerly anticipating his return home.

Shunsuke Daitoh Kainan 1890 • 125 Years Memory A fisherman from Kii Oshima island. Young and vigorous.
Ayako Kobayashi Kainan 1890 • 125 Years Memory A resident of Kashino village on Kii Oshima island. Heiji's domineering wife.
Toshiyuki Nagashima Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory The Japanese ambassador to Iran. He searches desperately for a way to evacuate Japanese nationals there.

Yui Natsukawa Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory The most popular courtesan in the Kii Oshima island brothel. A fine dancer.
Takashi Sasano Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Mayor of the village on Kii Oshima island. Devotes himself to organizing the islanders' response to the shipwreck.
Naoto Takenaka Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A doctor on Kii Oshima island. He spends most of his time in drunken melancholy at the brothel.

Mert Aygün Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Imam on the Ertuğrul.
Hakkı Haluk Cömert Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A Turkish passenger at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport.
Cem Cücenoğlu Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A trompet player on the Ertuğrul.

Yağız Elmastaşoğlu Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A sailor on the Ertuğrul.
Yukijiro Hotaru Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Principal of the Japanese school in Tehran.
Noboru Kaneko Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory The Japanese ambassador's secretary.

Rino Katase Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Madam of the brothel on Kii Oshima island.
Naoki Kawano Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A fisherman from Kii Oshima island.
Tamer Levent Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory Mustafa's father.

Hitomi Miwa Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A resident of Kashino village on Kii Oshima island.
Halit Mızraklı Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A sailor on the Ertuğrul.
Yukisyoshi Ozawa Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A Japanese naval officer and close friend of Tamura. Concerned about his friend, he comes to Kii Oshima island for a visit.

Mehmet Özgür Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A Lieutenant Colonel of the Turkish Naval Forces and captain of the Ertuğrul.
Oğuz Öztekin Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A musician on the Ertuğrul.
Uğur Polat Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A Major General of the Turkish Armed Forces.

Takayuki Takuma Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory An engineer working on a development program in Iran, to where he has come with his wife and young son.
Yuu Tokui Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A resident of Kashino village on Kii Oshima island. Somewhat henpecked.
Gota Watabe Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory A fisherman from Kii Oshima island. Close friend of Shintaro.

125 Years Memory Kainan 1890 Mitsutoshi Tanaka

Kainan 1890 Director Mitsutoshi Tanaka

Kainan 1890 Director Mitsutoshi Tanaka

Born in 1958 in Hidaka, Hokkaido, director Mitsutoshi Tanaka has won many awards directing television commercials, including the All Japan Radio & Television Commercial Confederation (ACC) Award and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Award. He directed his first theatrical feature “KEWAISHI” in 2001, and “THE BOAT TO HEAVEN” (2003) won a citation from the Directors Guild of Japan. Mitsutoshi Tanaka gained international recognition with the release of “CASTLE UNDER FIERY SKIES” in 2009. “ASK THIS OF RIKYU” (2013) won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Montréal World Film Festival and was nominated in nine categories for the Award of the Japan Academy. “BLOSSOMS BLOOM” (2014) received the awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Kaho Minami) and Best Music (Masashi Sada) at the Asia International Film Festival in Taipei. “125 YEARS MEMORY” (2015) was nominated for Japan Academy Awards in ten categories, including Best Film and Best Director, and won the awards for Best Sound (Nobuhiko Matsukage) and Best Art Direction (Hidefumi Hanatani).

Eriko Komatsu Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Michiru Oshima Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Tetsuo Nagata Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory

Masahiro Aida Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Hiroshi Butsuda Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Koichi Noguchi Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory

Sisyu Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Nobuhiko Matsukage Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory
Hidefumi Hanatani Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory

Akimasa Kawashima Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory

Kiyoto Ando Kainan 1890 · 125 Years Memory

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Kainan 1890 a story of friendship and compassion





125 YEARS MEMORY Trailer



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125 Years Memory Kainan 1890
125 Years Memory Kainan 1890