SOSEI : Revival

SOSEI : Revival


March 11, 2011. The Great East Japan Earthquake.
The very real radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
And now, the problems that humanity is facing with the environment, food supply, and health.
Will we be able to bring our beautiful homeland to our children, the next generation?
To what extent will humanity pollute the Earth?
The key to the Earth’s revival was hidden in the world’s oldest living beings, microorganisms, which hold a shocking power.
This is a must-see documentary that investigates the solution to various problems being faced worldwide.



Documentary of the journey to Reviving the Mother Earth

Higa Teruo, a professor emeritus at the University of the Ryukyus, is a doctor of agriculture. He is researching effective microorganisms that mainly consist of lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and photosynthetic bacteria.
We’ve learned that this combination of effective microorganisms secretly holds huge potential for solving issues regarding the environment, food supply, and health.
In addition, many scientists have looked into the revival abilities of microorganisms in their research results, which investigate the pollution problem that plagues the entire world.
After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, hidden radiation continues to be a reality.
In modern Japan, we are beginning to act as if the incident never occurred, acting hesitant to even speak about it.
Are you really okay with that?!
Are you okay with doing nothing?!
Frequent mega typhoons, floods, drought, heavy snow, hail, etc.
Earth’s weather is starting to lose control.
Abnormal changes in the ocean, mountains, and atmosphere.
We, adults, are responsible for the future of our children.
What must we do now?
This film asks that question.

Cast & Staff


Teruo Higa
Professor Emeritus, University of the Ryukyus
Director, EM Research Organization
Chairman, NPO United Networks for Earth Environment

比嘉 照夫

“Everything exists in the ocean of microorganisms.”
― Teruo Higa

Born in 1941 Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Graduated University of the Ryukyus and received Doctors Degree in Agriculure, Kyushu University. He taught in University of Ryukyus as an instructor from 1970, became an assistant professor in 1972, professor in 1982 and professor emeritus in 2007.
In 1982, he discovered Effective Microorganisms (EM), a mixed culture of Beneficial Microbes primarily Yeast, Lactic Bacteria and Photosynthetic Bacteria. EM is now widely used in more than 150 countries in the fields of agriculture, stock farming, environmental cleanup, construction and manufacturing industries, health and medicine.
In November 2013, the princess of Thailand awarded an honorary doctorate of Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin to Professor Higa for his longtime achievements.

Research Paper

EM Research Organization

EM Seikatsu

NPO United Networks for Earth Environment

Takashi Hirai
Superintendent, Microbiological Environmental Technology Institute

平井 孝志

“For billions of years, this world belonged to microorganisms.
Without their help, there will be no Revival.”
― Takashi Hirai

Born in 1930, Osaka, Japan. In 1972 he established Microbiological Environmental Technology Institute and now serves as a superintendent.
He strongly believes that technology without right consciousness would lead to further environmental turmoil. In order to restore the earth biosphere, he has developed an original study of natural science using simple terms and definitions.
In 1992, he was invited to attend Earth Summit in Brazil and was highly recognized as Dr. Earth who is actively engaging in environmental restoration projects. He has instructed reforestation project in Thailand, soil amelioration in Vietnam, water purification in Tanabe Bay (Wakayama, Japan), and so on. In 2001, he served as the chairperson of International Conference on the Conservation and Management of Lakes.

His famous quotes:
“Never do things that Earth(Nature) never does.”
“Microorganisms are the gods.”

Microbiological Environmental Technology Institute

Ichiro Iiyana

飯山 一郎

“Life and health could take either way, vicious or virtuous cycle. Whether humans and microorganisms work together to make things healthier or the other way around.”
― Ichiro Iiyama

Born in 1946 Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Graduated College of Law and Politics Rikkyo University and served as professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he researched and invented GRNBA Engine, the sludge treatment system. For many years, he carried out farmland improvement projects by restoring the soil through lactic fermentation and worked on deodorization at garbage disposal plants in China.

He is known as a powerful-blogger having approximately 300,000 visitors every day. After Fukushima nuclear accident 2011, he strongly recommends people to use Lactic Acid Bacteria which raises the level of immunity to a great extent.


Shunsuke Funase
Environmental Journalist

船瀬 俊介

“If the spread of radiation overwhelms the earth’s self-purifying capacity, humans will be wiped out.”
― Shunsuke Funase

Born in 1950 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Graduated Waseda University, Humanities and Social Sciences. As a powerful critical journalist, he addresses envirnmental, medical, health and construction issues.


Izumi Masukawa
Doctor of Engineering and Nutritional Science

増川 いづみ

“Someone who gets angry toward oneself or someone else… either way, he or she is hurting Microorganisms within the body.”
― Izumi Masukawa

Studied Nutritional Science and Electronic Engineering at Michigan State University and received Ph.D. in Quantum Mechanics at MIT.

Ms. Masukawa pursues the study of fluid dynamics having the focus on molecular structures and magnetic resonance. Through the research of electromagnetism from ultra low to high frequencies which are closely related to the organic body of water, she warns people of the electromagnetic wave pollution.

She holds a great interest in water which has the natural ability to connect with everything. She studies a wide-range of subjects including biomolecular biology, marine biology, geology, mineralogy, herbalism, etc. She is especially interested in the abilities of “sound” and investigating the relationship between frequencies, universe and humans. She aims to achieve the balance of life on earth and the health of humans and biosphere.


Yoshimi Tanaka
Japan Neurosurgical Soc. Board Certified Specialist
Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine Board Certified Specialist
Jikiden-Reiki Practitioner
Seifu Therapist

田中 佳

“If microbial environment is to perish, nothing else can survive.
It’s essential to keep it in good shape for the entire earth.”
― Yoshimi Tanaka

Born in 1960 Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from University of Tokai Medical School in 1985, Dr. Tanaka took a doctorate in medicine with the research on malignant brain tumor. He served as an assistant neurosurgeon at affiliated hospital and then acute medical care at a city hospital. Now he actively gives lectures on preventive medicine. He is a certified Jikiden-Reiki and Seifu Therapist and currently studies homeopathy.

Official Blog

Ichiro Sugimoto
Japan Neurosurgical Soc. Board Certified Specialist
Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine Board Certified Specialist
Chairman, Shyokokai Health Care Corporation

杉本 一朗

“Microorganisms possess an amazing anti-oxidative power.”
― Ichiro Sugimoto

Graduated University of Tokai, Medical School. Serving as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Sugimoto realized the importance of preventive medicine and holistic care that would help restore good health. When he encountered Professor Higa from University of the Ryukyus, he came to know about and was so fascinated by the power of Effective Microorganisms. As a medical doctor, he was determined and established Akanedai Clinic of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery in Yokohama City to provide medical advice and treatments that would support holistic health and to assist patients to create healthy living environment. With Professor Higa, he organized Shyokokai Health Care Corporation with the aim to provide western and eastern medicine as well as to introduce O-ring test and microbial technology so that they could contribute to the advancement of integrative medicine.

Clinic Website

Drama Cast

Actor / Keyboardist

前田 耕陽
plays Teruo Higa

Born in 1968 Tokyo, Japan.
Recently organized Team54 Produce, a theatrical project.
He has performed in many movies, theaters and TV shows including「いとしのエリー」「ロックよ、静かに流れよ」 「少年武道館」 「勝手にしやがれ!!」シリーズ「人生ごっこ!?」

Official Blog

Shunichi Imamura
Higa’s Grandfather
Tetsu Matsushita
Ai Sakauchi
Office LR
Ryuhei Watabe
Yosuke Saito
Masami Tani
Misaki Shinomiya
Kensuke Aoki

Director message

It all began from Fukushima. In May 2011, two months after Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear accident, I visited Fukushima with a camera in my hands.
The noisy hazard alarm from Geiger counter told me the harsh reality behind the beauty of nature in Fukushima.
What have we done…
We as a human race has committed a great sin…
My heart shivered.
What can we do?
What should I do?

As I searched for an answer, I came to know about the power of Microorganisms.
They are able to not only resolve many environmental problems we face today but radioactive pollution as well.

Microorganisms are the great hope for the humanity, I thought.

My journey to discover the amazing abilities of Microorganisms had begun.

For many decades, we have contaminated atmosphere, oceans, mountains and rivers.

We’ve taken many lives with no mercy and names just seem to keep piling up on the red list.

Aren’t we thinking about only about ourselves?

Aren’t we dominated by the selfish mind: “What’s in it for me?”

If the world population of more than 7 billion people are to think only of their own greed and act without compassion to other living things, what the world be like when our children grow up?

We, the human race, cannot live by ourselves.
Animals, plants, air, water… everything is interconnected through the chain of life. If we were to ignore the law of nature, there is no future for us.

Life can only be passed on by receiving from the past and offering and dedicating to the next generations.

I hope this film, SOSEI (Revival), would give inspirations to people and encourage to overcome the differences and confrontation that separate us from working together and instead use our time and gifts for respecting and caring each other and start to act wisely so that we can leave what’s truly precious for our children.


“- on the one hand very sad that the Japanese government does not examine the solution for Fukushima through EM, on the other hand so hopefully to learn what is possible, and that everyone as an individual can make a contribution immediately.
– great desire to start an action as a small group everywhere with EM balls.
– so sad that this information could not be found so far (public media, news, newspapers, etc.).
– so grateful that I show the film today. Something can now be started!

“Very good film.
I am happy to see this movie for the second time.
The movie was a little sad but also give us hope at the end.
I hope the people will start to research about the microorganisms’ effect on radiation more.
It is interesting to see how EM is used in other countries.
Very informative about the microorganisms used in different filed.
I watched this movie twice and I was still moved by the content. ”
“・Great Movie.
・It was my second time watching, but I still learned a lot of things.
・EM and microorganisms are amazing.
・Interesting to know that EM is used in a hotel in Malaysia.
・I didn’t know that EM was used in so many countries and areas.”
“- We see clear correlations now.
– This film should be seen several times. It would be nice if this film could be made available to the general public in DVD form so we can buy it and watch it many times.
– In the end, it’s very depressing. But there’s a clear call to action and it shows what happens if humanity doesn’t change.
– I’m going to use EM even more consciously now. The film should be seen by everyone.”


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