A story of a farmhouse in Japan

Posted on Tue, 23 Nov 2010 by KiM

The following was from an email we received from Davina: “I wanted to share a project with you, a short documentary I am working on called MINKA, about a 250-year-old farmhouse in Japan that was restored by an American journalist and his adopted Japanese son. I’m in the midst of raise finishing funds for the film via Kickstarter and am trying to reach as many design lovers as I can. This is the link to my fundraising page.” Everything about this video is just so beautiful – the story, the farmhouse, the cinematography. I just had to share it. And I really REALLY hope Davina is able to collect the funds to finish the film – it’s a really touching story.

Here is the trailer:

“Minka” trailer from Birdling Films on Vimeo.


i stumbled upon this a few weeks ago and found it to be so incredible. i love the details and find craftsmanship.

Julie Monteith says:

Look forward to seeing the finished film in the future. My only criticism would be – dont zoom in when someone gets emotional – its just too "News at 9", too gimicky. Best of luck Davina. Julie, Argentina

Melanie says:

Beautifully done. Very poignant. Would love to see the rest.

Matzal Vukic says:

Simply beautiful, inspiring. I wish you much success.

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