[KineJapan] Tsuburaya film found

Adrian- Restoration Asia adrian at restorationasia.org
Wed Jul 7 10:05:41 EDT 2021

Indeed a great discovery and my warmest congratulations to Roger.


As I have often said, “it’s not necessarily lost, we just have to continue the search……”.




Adrian Wood




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What a remarkable find!

Congratulations Roger!

NHK had a wonderful clip of the film:




On Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 10:27:24 PM GMT+9, Jasper Sharp via KineJapan <kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu <mailto:kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> > wrote: 



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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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
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