Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi

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Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi

Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi
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This small village of 10,000 m2 is located approximately 700m inland from Tanoura Fishing Port on the east end of Shodo Island. The surroundings were used as an outdoor set for the filming of “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes)” based on the book by Tsuboi Sakae, a representative author of Japan. Today, this village, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, is often used for various projects, including TV commercials, dramas and films, and is known as a scenic filming location representing West Japan. In the village you can find a wooden school building, fishermen homes, flower fields which change with the seasons, many traditional, Japanese cultural objects, the TSUBOI SAKAE memorial museum, Japanese Cinema Gallery, “Kinema no Iori” which serves a school lunch set with old fashioned alumite tableware, and more. On April 21, 2016, the book cafe “Shoshikaifu-do” will open in the Gallery Shochikuza Movie Theater. The gallery also features Takamine Hideko, a great actress and writer, and a Dr
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Celyn T
Luzon, Philippines83 contributions
Must Visit
Jul 2020
It was said to be movie setting, but since I haven't watched the movie 24 Eyes, I didn't really have that connection for the place. However, this is nice to visit despite not knowing anything about the movie. It feels old-school Japan with a scenic view of the sea.
Written July 25, 2020
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Thank you for coming to the 24th Hitomi movie village. "Twenty-four Eyes" is a very moving story that depicts the education and human love of 12 children and 1 teacher. I would love to know if you have the opportunity.
Written August 16, 2020
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Jamie575
Singapore, Singapore1,057 contributions
Interesting slice of history in a movie set
Dec 2019 • Couples
A short visit to see the old movie set for 24-eyes. It was interesting to see the old buildings and history of the author of the original book.
Written December 17, 2019
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Jamie 575 Thank you for coming to the twenty-four eyes movie village. "24 eyes" is a masterpiece representing Japan. It is said to be the starting point of Japanese education in the educational story of 12 children and 1 teacher. Even though the film culture is difficult, the original scenery of the Showa era in Japan remains here, and you can enjoy taking nostalgic scenery and photos. By all means, when you come to Shodoshima, I would like many people to drop in. Thank you for this time.
Written February 15, 2020
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dianefeng
Sydney, Australia1,770 contributions
Not as big as I thought but enjoyed the time here
Oct 2019 • Friends
Stuff are very kind let us leave our luggage at their office free of charges. Raining day they offer umbrellas free. Entrance tickets are under 1000 en if you download the voucher you get a bit discount. Free film runs about 3 to 4 times a day, so check the time first. Bring you back to old times of japan. Worth the time. Check the bus timetable when arrive . Lots of parking space free if you drive here.
Written October 24, 2019
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Thank you for coming to the twenty-four eyes movie village. "The Twenty-Four Eyes" is still carefully protected as a treasure of Shodoshima. By all means, I would be happy if you could get to know the people and culture of the island. We look forward to welcoming everyone.
Written February 15, 2020
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576eris
Auckland Central, New Zealand256 contributions
国民的映画の映画村
Jul 2019 • Friends
写真の投稿でも書きましたが、気力体力が許す方は ゼヒ自転車でいってほしいです。景色が素晴らしい。辛い思いをして到着する映画村に喜び期待もひとしお。
手前の岬の分校から無料シャトルバスが出ているようなので、乗ってみるのも一興。分校、映画村セットで見学しても入場料800円弱。親切な価格設定。
映画村は、ショウワです。
なぜか懐かしい気持ちになり、
映画を観てみようと思いました。

This is a film park where 24eyes (story about female teacher and her 12pupils) were filmed long ago. You may feel like as if you are time travelled back to Showa period, good old Japan before WWII.
Not a convenient place to visit, but worth a visit, take a Olive bus or their ferry servise from nearby (have to check availability in advance).
Written July 7, 2019
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576eris 様 二十四の瞳映画村にお越し戴き有難うございます。 二十四の瞳映画村は、昭和62年の田中裕子さんリメイク版のロケセットして建設されました。 この場所は、映画を撮る為に大切な風景が残ってるからこそ当時の映画監督が特に気に入り、この地に決まりました。また、小豆島でも南東に位置し、風水的にも旅行・御縁に最も良い方角とされています。 あいにく、小豆島土庄港からは少し距離がございますが、路線バスや電動アシスト付シェアサイクル、また、季節により対岸(オリーブ公園付近)から渡し舟も運航しております。是非とも、昭和の懐かしさに触れて戴きたいと思います。皆様のお越しをお待ちしております。
Written February 15, 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
Low key but fun
May 2017 • Friends
The movie is based on a book about a young female teacher & her 12 pupils. I didn't go there if it wasn't included in a tour that i joined. Who remember the movie or the book?
Once there, I realized it didn't matter you knew or you liked it. Just soak yourself in the atmosphere of japan's isolated village in 1920'. Eat old time school lunch,try a soy source soft cream*, feed a strange looking kobudai fish(¥100 honesty box system, no, not even a box, it's a plate!)
*soy source is a noted product of Shodoshima. Entry ¥750.
Written August 24, 2017
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ANALIN_8
Chiang Mai, Thailand87 contributions
Pitsamai
Jul 2017 • Friends
Convenient transportation Beautiful atmosphere Especially the sea view that overlooks the beautiful coves, and beautiful building good to learning about japan history tells the story of japaniss movie Including a souvenir shop. Soft cream is not to be missed.
Written July 14, 2017
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jameshuang
Taipei, Taiwan2,007 contributions
An Amazing Movie Studio for 1954 film - Twenty-Four Eyes
Jun 2017 • Couples
Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio (二十四隻眼睛電影村, 二十四の瞳映画村とはalso known as Nijushi no Hitomi) is located in the south of Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Shodoshima (小豆島) is the second largest island in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海). Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio is a historical site of the 1954 Japanese film “Nijushi no Hitomi” directed by Keisuke Kinoshita as an outdoor set for the film. It was based on the 1952 novel of the same name by Tsuboi Sakae, a renowned novelist of Japan. The name of the movie “Twenty-Four Eyes“ was chosen because the movie is the story of the teacher and her 12 students (24 eyes). The novel was released seven years after the Word War II and she described her love of the village during the war and disgust the war brought to the general public. Because of its popularity, the novel was used two times in movies, six times in TV drama and once in a TV animation.

We took the ferry from Shin-Okayama Port (新岡山港) to Shodoshima Tonosho Port (小豆島 土庄港). It was a one hour and 10 minutes ride, and I went to the upper deck most of the time took lots of photos of the sea, islands and birds. After we arrived at Shodoshima, we went to the most popular tourist destination in Shodoshima - Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio which is 24 km (14.9 mi) by car. We came around 2:10 pm and there were not so many visitors. We got in the site and went to the most important landmark in the studio – Wooden Schoolhouse and House for the Male School Teacher. It was a mimic of the original village elementary school 700 m before arriving at the studio near the old fishing port. The original village school was used from the opening in 1902 until its closing in 1972. In the school building, we saw the equipment used at the time of movie and numerous photos displayed along with the primary schoolchild's work of the time, the student desk/chair, children's art work and the organ in the school building. Sit in the small chair and close your eyes. Feel the good old days of when we were young. Once we left the schoolhouse, there is the observation deck to take photos of the ocean with Fukube Island as a backdrop. Gallery Shochikuza Theater, Tsuboi Sakae Memorial Museum and Cinema retreat “Kinema no Iori” are also popular and worth a stop. There are other buildings inside the studio waiting you to discover. One particular and strange fish I had never seen before was the Asian sheepshead wrasse (金黃突額隆頭魚) we saw in the Shoie River inside the studio.

The film" Twenty Four Eyes" was made at this location. All the sets of the movies were reserved. When you enter this studio, you are in the early Showa era (昭和時代), which is before World War II started. There are 2 types of entrance fee. Be sure to buy the package ticket which includes a visit to the original village school – Misaki-no-Bunkyojo schoolhouse (岬分校).
Written July 1, 2017
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12mathmonkey02
Richland, WA5 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2016 • Family
Great historical place. You can see the "old" Japan. The merchandise is a bit pricey, but that is expected almost everywhere. Loved it!
Written January 16, 2017
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Isabelh2o2
Tours, France46 contributions
Too commercialized
Oct 2016 • Couples
While the actual schoolhouse, 800 meters away, is worth a visit, this more expensive attraction is simply the buildings used in the film, now occupied by souvenir and food businesses. There are plenty of places to see more athentic buildings of this vintage in the area. The interior of the more modern building dedicated to the life of the author of the novel 24 eyes was informative.
Written October 25, 2016
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Siti Hajar Madina
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia516 contributions
Nicely Done!
Dec 2014
My foster parents brought me here and i really enjoyed it. I actually knew nothing about the movie since its a very classic movie but the set was nice and well maintained and i actually ended up watching the movie.
Written November 21, 2015
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