Tsuyoshi KIGAWA is Professor in Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University. He was born in Nishijin District of Kyoto, where is known as a district of Japanese film making. His grandfather was an art designer in films and worked with directors such as Akira KUROSAWA and Kenji MIZOGUCHI. After graduating Kyoto Institute of Technology, he explored several countries, Sri lanka, China, and USA as an architect and studied urban morphology at University College London. After coming back Japan, he has carried out researches how distill narrative stories from local cities; and, has written screenplays on Rakugo and short films. He produced several short films as a producer and a director. Currently, he manages a film festival, Fukui Short Film Festival and Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival.