The primary world champion in shoe shining, Yuya Hasegawa, is featured in a brand new mini-documentary sequence made by the Japanese public broadcasting firm NHK. A stunning little movie portraying his option to develop into a pioneer among the many new wave of professional shoe shiners, out there to observe with English subtitles.
I’ve been aiding NHK with some background data on the World Championships in Shoe Shining contest and a few basic data in regards to the shoe shining career around the globe and so on., so I knew they’ve been engaged on it for some time. Now a web site for the mini-documentary sequence, with 5 minute episodes, has been launched, and they’re beginning to air on Japanese tv. They portrait world champions and world file holders in additional particular fields, it has the sometimes Japanese title “Bizarre World Champions”, a title of the sequence I suggested towards, because it’s a bit degrading.
Properly, the quick movie about Yuya Hasegawa is nothing of that. It’s a very nice view each into his personal story of turning into a shoe shiner, about his shoe shining method, and in regards to the shoe shining craft as such. You’ll be able to watch the mini-documentary right here, it has an English speaker voice and English subtitles, so simply accessible.