Ice farmers


Nikko, Tochigi

Tokujiro IV and his buddies grow the natural ice. They fill ponds with the natural water from the Nikko mountain range and let it develop into ice only by taking advantage of winter coldness.

Why does he still use traditional technics to make natural ice? This short documentary tells a story about Tokujiro, who calls himself an ice farmer, and his belief.

-Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market 2019 Japan Panorama -Greenwich Village Film Festival 2019 -TWO SHORT NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019 -Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival 2019 -ARFF Amsterdam // International Awards 2020 -11th Annual New York City Indpendent Film Festival -17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival