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The Legend of Dogo Onsen



Built in 1894, on the site of a hot spring with a history stretching back over a thousand years, Dōgo Onsen is the oldest bathhouse in Japan. While Dōgo is now hidden in the suburban sprawl of modern-day Matsuyama, the area around Dōgo retains the feeling of a resort town, with guests from all over the country wandering the streets in yukata robes around their baths. The Dōgo Onsen building inspired the bath house in the critically acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki film “Spirited Away” (千と千尋の神隠し), which won Best Animated Feature at the 2002 Academy Awards and Best Film at the 2002 Japan Academy Awards.  In 2014, the Tytan Creates team was honored to make a film celebrating the building’s 120th anniversary.

English Subtitled Version:

Director: Brad Kremer
Production Company: Tytan Creates
Producer: Shinya Fukuoka
Executive Producers: Jim Stone & Scott Jacobs
Animation/Illustrations: Jessica Weiss
Primary Illustrator: Madie Gables
Post production: Mark Nguyen
Coordination: Rod Walters –
Translation: Mayumi Kremer –
Camera One/Time Lapse: Brad Kremer
Camera Two: Masahito Kawai
Camera Assistant: Mika Tadokoro
Calligrapher: Kouji Murotsu
Flute Composer: Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
Sound Design: Emily Jackson