This film was shot between June and September 2016, after the Kumamoto earthquake.
Japan has a long history of Buddhism and religious Mythology, where many have derived from other Asian cultures. One popular belief is that there is a God in everything. Until the 20th century, Kyushu was seen as Japan's gate to the world and a centre for trade. It has historically been the first stop for foreign traders and travelers in Japan and a place from which the outside influences would spread to the rest of the country. Time has moved on, but the landscapes and legends remain to this day.
The Kumamoto earthquake has caused serious damage to the region. Many people have suffered physical and mental injuries and tourism has fallen drastically. The aim of this film is to disseminate the new appeal of the Kyushu region from a different perspective and to lift those affected by the earthquake.
With this, we invite you to come on a journey with us to discover the real Kyushu where Gods, myths, and legends were created.
Director / Cameraman / Editor :  Christoph Gelep
Production Assistants : Ryuta Taniwaki, Haruka Akasaka, Yoshiyuki Sakuragi, Masami Miyai
Production Coordinators : Masanori Inoue, Masaki Miyai, Rika Sato, Jinny Dhanasobhon
Colorist : Masato Indo
Drone Operators: Michito Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Yokoyama
Music: Eve by Emancipator
Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Nakashima
Producer : Hidetaka Ino
Production : augment5 Inc. 
For more info:  #lettersfromthegods
Project for METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan)
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