Nourishing Japan


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Film Status

Thanks for visiting Nourishing Japan! This is an in-the-works documentary about food education in Japan and the people who make it possible. Currently, we are post-production (aka: lots of editing!) with an anticipated premiere in Autumn/Winter 2019. We can’t wait to show you the film. Please email us, if you’d like to connect! Meanwhile, check out the trailer below from our 2017 research film trip, which helped to launch our Kickstarter. Finally, we are thrilled to announce that the U.S.-Japan Foundation is supporting the creation of this work.

2017 Proof-of-concept trailer

This proof-of-concept trailer was filmed in 2017 to help bring awareness and interest to food education Japan. Based on interviews and accounts, the Nourishing Japan team is creating a documentary to help share the story of the service of others of creating Understanding Through Food.


Official Project Partners:
UNESCO Gastronomic City of Tsuruoka

Generously supported by:
U.S.-Japan Foundation

Fiscally Sponsored by:
Independent Filmmaker Project,
which is a 501 (c)(3) organization.