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» 24 July 2011 » In Koshien »

Well over a year ago, filmmaker Alex Shear sent me a copy of his film Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball. Shame on me for taking this long to mention it, but I figured with the summer Koshien coming up, now would be a good time.

I’ve watched through the Kokoyaku a couple times now and it’s definitely a unique look at the commitment, tradition and emotion that goes into Koshien, Japan’s largest amateur sporting event. Plus, the film closes with a great rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire’s September. Kokoyaku is available on Hulu, so don’t take my word for it…

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  1. Patrick
    25/07/2011 at 1:21 am Permalink

    It came as a huge surprise to me, but this film was shown on german public television a few years ago. It wasn`t the complete version, I guess, because it was only 60 minutes. But it was very interesting and I`m glad I got a chance to watch it.

  2. Patrick
    25/07/2011 at 8:50 am Permalink

    The version that’s on Hulu is only about 53 minutes, so I’m guessing you got the original version.