Kamei Fumio Retrospective [PR and Educational Films]

Wishing for Tomorrow’s Happiness

(“Asu no shiawase o negatte: Sekai o tsunagu Itochu”)
- 1981 / Color / 16mm (orig. 35mm) / 31 min

Director, Producer: Abe Yutaka
Photography: Tajima Tadanori
Editing: Imura Fumiko
Composition: Honma Naoya
Music: Ono Matsuo
Narrator: Jo Tatsuya
Supervisor: Kamei Fumio
Planning: C. Itoh and Co., Ltd.
Production Companies: Dentsu, Japan Document Film
Source: Japan Document Film

Trading company C. Itoh and Co., Ltd., acknowledged as a pioneer in petroleum resources, has a worldwide staff of 10,000. The film depicts the activities of a general trading company by showing the company’s various facilities around the world that handle iron ore, salt, coffee beans, cereals, sugar, canned foods, lumber and so on. In the head offices in Tokyo and Osaka, they are hard at work analyzing and organizing the information collected from throughout the world, information that will make for a happy, prosperous, and peaceful life for us all.

• Kamei Fumio Retrospective [Pre-War Works] Hiking Song | Shape without Shape | An Introduction to Radio: The Audience | School Broadcasting | The Geology of Fuji | Airspace [Pre-War Documentary Films] Shanghai | Peking | Fighting Soldiers | Kobayashi Issa [Post-War Documentary Films] A Japanese Tragedy | Children of the Base | The People of Sunagawa | Wheat Will Never Fall | Still It’s Good to Live | Record of Blood: Sunagawa | The World Is Terrified: The Reality of the “Ash of Death” | Living in a Rough Sea | Fluttering Pigeons | Voice of Hiroshima | Men Are All Brothers | Towards a World without Arms | All Must Live: People, Insects and Birds | All Living Things Are Friends—Lullabies of Birds, Insects and Fish [Feature Films] War and Peace | A Woman’s Life | Become a Mother, Become a Woman | Woman Walking Alone on the Earth [PR and Educational Films] Poem of Life | Invitation to Japanese Architecture | Penmanship | Quiet Construction Methods | Living with Ideas: A Profile of Sharp | Let’s Weave a Rainbow | Hong Kong, Taipei | Norihei Travel Manners | The Southern Cross Is Calling | Wishing for Tomorrow’s Happiness [Other Works] Underwear Makes the Woman | The Models and the Photographer | Kamei on Kamei: A Record of Yesterday’s Film Production Discussion Group | Human Conceit: The World of Director Kamei Fumio