Airbnb Gokayama

  • 2023
  • Airbnb

Situated on the shores of the Sho River and surrounded by high, rugged mountains, the nine-home village of Suganuma is one of the most beautiful and charming places in Japan. It is also one of the country’s best kept secrets. This summer, Airbnb is offering guests the opportunity to experience this World Heritage Site in a way no one else has in over 20 years – with an overnight stay in one of its historic homes, and JKD took charge of still photography and video production to promote the project. With e a great support by Airbnb team of Japan, Singapore and SF, we were able to pull off something stunning in collaboration with Satoshi Nagare for still, Jin Ito for video and Tetsuichiro Kitagawa for drone shooting.

Director/EX Producer : Bruce Ikeda
DoP : Jin Ito
Photographer : Satoshi Nagare
Drone Operator : Tetsuichiro Kitagawa
Camera 1st Assistant : Hideo Shuto
Camera 2nd Assistant : Masahiko Satomi
DIT : Ryo Shintani
Lighting Chief : Katsura Oosaki
Lighitng Staff : Norika Masuda
Producer / Account : Kei Okazaki
Production Manager : Yuka Aoki
Production Manager : Keijiro Miyasaka