Shrine and Temple Special Programs


Video Poem, Kasuga Melody featuring Mine Kawakami

This is a video poem that combines the beautiful shots of Nara taken by video creator Koichi Hozan, with the compositions written for every season by pianist Mine Kawakami. We will edit the video especially for this day, and screen it as an offering. After the screening, we invite Mine Kawakami and will have a talk session. A portion of the proceeds will be offered to the 43rd reconstruction of Wakamiya Shrine, an auxiliary shrine of Kasugataisha Shrine.

Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Guest Talk Session After Screening




Koichi Hozan


Video artist living in Nara Pref. Received the 7th Mizuki Jugodo Award. Received the 24th Nara Newspaper Culture Award. At the 2018 NIFF, he screened his Video Poem, Kasugataisha Shrine ~ My Life and the God of Kasuga as an offering. Currently broadcasting The 72 Seasons of Yamato on NHK Nara’s Nara-Navi.


Mine Kawakami


Studied piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Completed her master’s at the Madrid Royal Conservatory. After serving as a special instructor at the National Music School of Cuba, she is now based in both Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Kyoto while she performs mostly in Europe, central and South America, and Japan.