Main Article Content
Film is one of the media used to convey messages and information. As a mass media, film is used to describe the issues that occur in society. The film can affect everyone who watches it, both in terms of perception, expression, feeling, to behavior. There are many types of films, one of which is the film "Kimi No Na Wa". This film tells the story of two teenagers who live in two different time zones. One time they experienced a body exchange and when they realized that, they finally started communicating through notes on paper and in their cellphone memos. This study aims to determine the representation of Japanese culture in the film "Kimi No Na Wa" and relate it to the existing social reality. The object of this research is how the representation of signs containing elements of Japanese culture can be displayed on the film "Kimi No Na Wa", the subject of this study is the film "Kimi No Na Wa" itself. The theory used in this study is the theory of semiotics using the Roland Barthes method to analyze each scene that contains elements of Japanese culture both verbally and non-verbally, then researchers analyze the scene and solve between denotation, connotation, and myth. This research shows that there are dialogues and 5 scenes that represent Japanese culture, one of which is Kuchikamizake. This traditional Japanese culture is displayed after Mitsuha and Yotsuha perform dance offerings to the gods. This Kuchikamizake scene really illustrates how Japanese people at that time made sake for the first time. The conclusion drawn from this study, a large part of Japanese culture is drawn from Shinto beliefs. This is because the Miyamizu family adheres to the beliefs of Shinto, Mitsuha and Yotsuha have an obligation to preserve that tradition.