Site 01: Station
03 July 92, 07:35 am
Professor Miyagawa arrives at the station. He makes his first audio memorandum.
Site 02: Taxi Ride
03 July 92, 08:18 am
Tanabata streamers can be seen through window of the taxi Professor Miyagawa takes from the Station to his family’s home in Akashicho.
Site 04: Liquor Store
03 July 92, 09:58 am
Professor Miyagawa visits the liquor store across the street from his house.
Site 05: Kimono Shop
03 July 92, 11:00 am
Professor Miyagawa rushes down the street toward the Kimono shop.
Site 07: Model Shop
03 July 92, 02:00 pm
Miyagawa visits the model shop he remembers from his childhood.
Site 08: Takiguchi Workshop
03 July 92, 03:45 pm
Miyagawa visits the workshop of Mr. Takiguchi where work on Tanabata festival floats is in progress.
Site 09: Boat
04 July 92, 05:32 am
Professor Miyagawa walks with the wharf master to watch the incoming fishing vessel.
Site 10: Fisherman and Woman
04 July 92, 06:44 am
Professor Miyagawa sits in a quiet area and reviews his footage of the old fisherman interview.
Site 11: Fish Market
04 July 92, 08:56 am
Inside the shed the fishermen, wharf managers, and restaurateurs gather to auction off the fish.
Site 15: Queens
04 July 92, 02:35 pm
Unexpectedly, Professor Miyagawa notices Tanabata activities across the street from the shoe store. He goes to investigate.
Site 16: Miyagawa Home
04 July 92, 08:10 pm
Traditional music performed by singer and shamisen player in Miyagawa home.
Site 18: Buddhist Graveyard
05 July 92, 04:04 pm
Professor Miyagawa and his mother arrive at a Buddhist graveyard to honor their ancestors’ graves in a traditional Buddhist ritual.
Site 19: Shrine
06 July 92, 10:45 am
Professor Miyagawa stands before the Shinto shrine.
Site 20: Festival
07 July 92, 01:20 pm
Professor Miyagawa is recording crowds at the Tanabata Festival.
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