Color 18 min. (1965)
Planned by YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD.
Produced by Tokyo Cinema Co., Inc.
1965 : Educational Film Festival, Academic Science Film – Best Film Award and NHK Award
1965 : Introducing Japan – Film Awards, Silver Award
1965 : International Science Film Association, Bucharest Contest, Honorary Award
1965 : University of Padova, Scientific and Educational Film Contest, 1st Prize Award
1965 : Science and Technology Film Festival, Award for Excellence
With a focus on the lactobacillus that lives in the human gut and regulates intestinal functions, this film fully utilizes microscopic time-lapse photography to investigate the relationship between lactobacillus and harmful bacteria and intestinal cells. The scientists succeeded in their attempt to protect intestinal health by sending artificially selected lactobacillus strain Shirota into the intestine.
Prof. Tomoichiro AKIBA, M.D. (Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo)
Prof. Kakuo KITAHARA, Dr. Agr. (Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Tokyo)
Prof. Bunji MARUO, Dr. Agr. (Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Tokyo)
Prof. Yoshiaki MIURA, M.D. (School of Medicine, Chiba University)
Prof. Junichiro TANAMI, M.D. (School of Medicine, Chiba University)
Prof. Isamu OHKURO, M.D. Ph.D. (Department of Bacteriology and Serology, Tokyo Medical College)
Dr. Hidemasa OGAWA (Chief, Division of Infectious Disease Ⅰ, The National Institute of Health of Japan)
Dr. Masaatsu YAMADA (Chief, Division of Cellular Pathology, The National Institute of Health of Japan)
Dr. Tadao SONOGUCHI (Chief, Education Division, Ground Self Defense Force Medical School, Tokyo)
Dr. Shigeru IMO (Director, Fukushima Prefectural Public Health Institute)
Dr. Minoru SHIROTA (Director, Yakult Research Institute)
Producer : Souzou OKADA
Photography : Yonesaku KOBAYASHI