Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village
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Lonely Planet review
Just north of Sakate is the turn-off to the picturesque fishing village of Tanoura (田ノ浦), site of the village school that featured in the film Twenty-Four Eyes . The film was based on a novel by local writer Tsuboi Sakae and was a huge hit in postwar Japan. The set used in the 1980s remake of the original 1954 B&W film is now open to the public as this movie village, where busloads of tourists gather to wallow in nostalgia.