Color 13 min. (1993)
Sponsored by Eisai Co.,Ltd.
Produced by Yone Production Inc.
Bones mainly consist of three cell types; osteoclasts that break down bone tissue and osteoblasts that create bone tissue. Once bone has been created, osteoblasts are thought to play an important role in bone maintenance by remaining in bone and establishing neural connections. This film was produced with a firm focus on these osteocytes (bone cells). Yonesaku KOBAYASHI commented that the theme of this film was “wetness”.
An appropriate observation in light of the fact that osteocytes exist within body fluids and perform a variety of roles using body fluids as a medium.In addition, a cut from this film was used in the introductory part of “Peking Man”.
The HD digitalization of this film was made possible through financial support provided by Eisai Co., Ltd. Gratefully received. Thank you.
Hajime ORIMO (Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Tetsuo INOUE (Hamamatsu University, School of Medicine)
Masayoshi KUMEGAWA (Meikai University, School of Dentistry)
Peter J. NIJWEIDE (Medical Faculty, University Leiden)
Kayo TANAKA (Meikai University, School of Dentistry)
And Kenichi TETSUKA (Meikai University School of Dentistry)
Producer : Yonesakau KOBAYASHI
Script : Mieko Funakoshi
Photography : Ayumi TORII, Rika TAKASAKI
Music : Mitsuhiro FUNAKOSHI
Thomas L., CLARK