.: Houshi Soundtrack

Downloadable at Bandcamp

This is my little soundtrack for the documentary short "Houshi" by my friend Fritz Schumann. 
It has been a real pleasure, I've been very lucky to have my first film composition experience with him. The story moved me to a great deal as well ... I hope it stirs something within you as well. Hope you like it! 

The video can be found here on vimeo: vimeo.com/114879061 

The Music is also on soundcloud: soundcloud.com/mario-kaoru-mevy/sets/houshi-soundtrack 
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Houshi Ryokan was founded 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. 
It is the oldest still running family business in the world. 

This ryokan, a traditional japanese style hotel, was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world. 
Houshi Ryokan has been visited by the Japanese Imperial Family and countless great artists over the centuries. Its buildings were destroyed by natural disasters many times, but the family has always rebuild. The garden as well as some of the buildings are over 400 years old. 

Houshi (法師) means buddhist priest. It is the name of the family as well as of the hotel. 
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Above text and photograph used in the cover by Fritz Schumann (http://www.fotografritz.de/)


Hope you like it!