If I can get the funding, I shall extend my stay in Japan by 10 days to attend a conference in Tokyo which is about the concept of 道 Dō in ethnography (see below for an explanation).
Rather than having to write a paper there is a strand for artifacts which can include film, and initial enquiries with the conference organisers imply they would be very interested in Kesurokai. So hopefully I will find somewhere to stay for the week between the end of Kesurokai and the beginning of the conference and do a first edit on the video.
The funding forms are due in at the end of the month - I should work on those rather than blogging!
From the Epic 2010 conference web site:
道 Dō captures the sense of individual mastery that is achieved only with the help of a community and its rich heritage. 道 Dō implies a body of knowledge and tradition with an ethic and an aesthetic. 道 Dō is the “path” we have travelled and also the way ahead of us.
道 Dō in ethnography symbolizes the dynamic between ethnography’s internal strengths (its essence, our values, its heritage, its rigor and disciplined approach) and its applications to the world (to enhancement of people’s lives, to innovation, to transformation of industries, to business growth). It is the “path” we have come from but also the way ahead of us.