Color 17 min. (1982)
Sponsored by Teijin Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. And Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Astellas Pharma Inc.)
Produced by Yone Production Inc.


The entire human body is made of cells, and health is maintained through the continuous process of old cells making way for new cells. Bones are no exception. This film looks into how bones are made up of cells, how they are broken up and how they are reformed. What do the cells that are continuously engaged in bone formation and bone resorption do, and how is balance maintained within the body?

We look forward to future research that will explain communication between cells and workings of the various hormones that regulate bone metabolism.

Scientific Supervisors

Yasuto ITAMI (Jikei University)
Tetsuo INOUE (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
Hajime ORIMO (Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo)
Hiroyoshi ENDOU (Teikyo University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Scientific Instructors

Masayoshi KUMEGAWA and Satoko HOSODA (Josai Dental University (now Meikai University))

Staff role

Producer : Yonesaku KOBAYASHI
Photography : Fumio KANEKO, Yuzuru SAKAMOTO
Script : Mieko FUNAKOSHI
Music : Toshi ICHIYANAGI
Narration : Kyouji KOBAYASHI

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