Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

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Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills.

In director Ema Ryan Yamazaki's dramatic and intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character, will those acts add up to victory or prove a relic of the past?
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Baseball
Runtime
94
Language
Japanese
Director
Ema Ryan Yamazaki
FEATURED REVIEW
Mark Schilling, Japan Times

The annual National High School Baseball Tournament, popularly known as “Koshien” after the Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture where it takes place, is familiar to many people in Japan, but unknown to most outside the country.
So it was unexpected, if entirely deserved, that “Koshien: Japan ...

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