Tower of the Sun
SEKINE Kosai 関根光才
Taiyō no tō


The documentary debut from SEKINE Kosai is about the artist, sculptor and architect OKAMOTO Taro and his infamous Tower of the Sun which was unveiled at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970. Using the tower as the starting point, this documentary uses many diverse forms of art, including dance and animation, to express everything OKAMOTO stood for. SEKINE Kosai’s feature film debut, Love at Least, will also be screened at CAMERA JAPAN this year.

Screening with Future Arita by ENDO Sato and Nicola UNGER (NL/Japan 2018, 17 min)

Het debuut als documentairemaker van SEKINE Kosai, wiens speelfilmdebuut Love at Least dit jaar ook vertoond wordt op CAMERA JAPAN, gaat over kunstenaar, beeldhouwer en architect OKAMOTO Taro. En met name over diens beruchte Tower of the Sun, gebouwd voor de World Expo in Osaka in 1970. Met de toren als uitgangspunt combineert deze documentaire diverse kunstvormen, inclusief dans en animatie, om te laten zien waar OKAMATO voor stond.

De vertoning wordt voorafgegaan door de korte film Future Arita van ENDO Sato en Nicola UNGER (NL/Japan 2018, 17 min)


Director’s bio & selected filmography

SEKINE Kosai was born in 1976, in Tokyo. After graduating from Sophia University as a philosophy major, he directed the short film Right Place in 2005, winning the Young Director Award Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity the following year. SEKINE is involved in NOddIN, a collective project initiated by filmmakers and artists to make activism arts in Japan. His first feature-length film, Love at Least, will also screen at CJ this year.

2019 – Love at Last (CJ 2019)