Kawamoto Kihachiro

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at yale.edu
Thu Aug 26 23:22:09 EDT 2010

Some have mentioned this in other media, but one of the other greats  
of Japanese animation, Kawamoto Kihachiro, passed away on the 23rd of  
pneumonia. He was 85. Kawamoto was one of the deans of puppet  
animation, having learned from greats such as Mochinaga Tadahito and  
Jiri Trinka. His brilliant work is often ignored in the craze for  
"anime," but that is the loss of those who have not viewed his  
wonderful legacy. A few works have come out on DVD, such as The Book  
of the Dead and some of his short films.

Aaron Gerow
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Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Film Studies
Yale University
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