[KineJapan] Tsuburaya film found

Jasper Sharp jasper_sharp at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 7 09:27:16 EDT 2021

Great to see Roger getting credit for this - the BFI certainly wasn't aware of it before his thorough research turned it up!

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From: KineJapan <kinejapan-bounces at mailman.yale.edu> on behalf of Gerow Aaron via KineJapan <kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu>
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Cc: Gerow Aaron <aaron.gerow at yale.edu>
Subject: [KineJapan] Tsuburaya film found

This news was announced today:

An abridged version of the 1935 film Princess Kaguya, photographed by Tsuburaya Eiji (famed for Godzilla and Ultraman) and directed by Tanaka Yoshitsugu at JO Studio, was discovered in the UK by Roger Macy (familiar to us all at KineJapan. It is a 33 minute version of a 75 minute film which was prepared for the London Japan Society in 1936.


It will be shown at the Tsuburaya retro at the NFAJ in September.

Aaron Gerow
Film and Media Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Chair, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
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