The long-run film festival from America, which came to Japan last year for the first time, is held at Hakuba-goryu, the greatest skiing resort in Nagano.
Let’s check the report of the day containing a DJ party and film festival at once!
Special event at the foot of Hakuba-goryu mountain
On September 22, 2019, an event combining「Goryu Mountain Festival」and「MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR HAKUBA」was held at Able Hakuba-goryu Escal Plaza.
Against the all-green landscape of Hakuba-goryu this event was held, whose first part was “Goryu Mountain Festival”, where our (PARTY CHANNEL) original DJ booth had a DJ party and various shops including that of original drink and food of Hakuba, workshop and flee market, making a whole “village”.
In the only-one-day “Party Village”, 2 guest DJs from Japan performed.
The first performer was DJ Ryo Kawachi, who is featured internationally with Ellen Allien and has regular events at Café & Bar SCRAMBLE in Shibuya and Maharaja Roppongi.
His performance included pieces of various genres to appeal to as various people, including sharp techno and house ones; the flexible mix proved his great experience.
The second guest who performed was a female DJ, MARMELO, who is becoming more and more well-known and is also the support DJ of ASOBOiSM, the next-generation hip-hop artist.
The mellow house music pieces of peaceful BPM and heart-warming R&B was perfected by somehow nostalgic city-pop ones, which made the whole audience feel at home. The shot with “Chin-tiger”, a mascot of CHINTAI, is also nicely pretty.
On the other hand, MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR HAKUBA had another kind of audience, most of whom were tourists from overseas.
This MOUNTAINFILM has a long history which dates back to 1979 in America and was held in Japan for the first time in 2018. This year featured 11 short movies, which expressed strong messages like nature, outdoor sports, environment issues and misogyny; various people watched one screen feeling something as various, which was something unique.
Only-one-day special event at the foot of Hakuba-goryu mountain: in the greatest scene are music, local food and drink, workshop enjoyable for families, and traditional film festival, all of which are packed in the day. We are looking forward to this again, next year as well.
Photo by Kouta Mitsuhashi