Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shiraishi Island on the big screen...

It's been a busy week on the island as Shiraishi was chosen for one of the locations for filming the Japanese movie 草原の椅子 (Sogen no Isu) to be released in summer 2013. The movie has some big-hitting stars such as Sato Koichi and Nakajima-san (no one knows his first name but he is described as "the bald guy that appears on TV a lot!"). In the movie, the main character, played by Sato, is supposed to be from Shiraishi Island. The filming is taking place at one of the old, traditional Japanese houses on the beach here (as well as on Hishima, another Kasaoka island. The rest of the filming will take place in Pakistan!). This is the sunset they filmed from the house on the beach last night. So now you know, when you see the movie, that this is a Shiraishi sunset!

We've been doing late nights at the Moooo! Bar entertaining the movie crew. Lots of fun on the island right now--feels more like Obon!

Speaking of Obon, accommodation is filling up quickly. Here is an update (updated again 7/30):

International Villa is full Aug 1, 6-17 and the 31st.

Minshuku Harada is full Aug. 11, 12 13

San-chan's is full Aug. 12, 13, 18.

Amagiso Ryokan is full Aug 15

If you're planning on coming out to Shiraishi over Obon, get your reservations in now by contacting us at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com.

See you on the island!

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