Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams

Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki • 2019 • Japan, United States

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the hundredth annual Koshien, Japan’s wildly popular national high-school baseball championship, whose alumni include MLB stars Shohei Ohtani and Hideki Matsui. But for coach Mizutani and his players, the tasks of cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are just as important as honing their baseball skills. Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s dramatic and intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character asks: Will these acts of devotion add up to victory or prove to be relics of the past?

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams
  • Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams

    Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki • 2019 • Japan, United States

    Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the hundredth annual Koshien, Japan’s wildly popular national high-school baseball championship, whose alumni include MLB stars Shohei Ohtani and Hideki Matsui. But for coach Mizutani and...