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Eizo Sugawa’s The Japanese Navel

March 21, 2015

Eizo Sugawa’s The Japanese Navel (1977)



The Japanese Navel

The Japanese NavelInside

The Japanse Navel Disc

Mariko Miyagi’s The Silk Tree Ballad

March 20, 2015

The Silk Tree Ballad (1974)



The Silk Tree Ballad

Mariko Miyagi was once an accomplished actress and singer who, unbeknownst by many, had also written screenplays, produced, and directed films. She was also the director of Nemunoki Gakuen, a special needs school for disabled children – the first ever such school in Japan. Using her own money, Miyagi founded the school in Shizuoka prefecture. At Nemunoki, children and young adults with physical, mental or familial difficulties are gently encouraged to discover and develop their talents through activities such as painting, music, tea ceremony and dancing. The Silk Tree Ballad was the first in a series of documentaries shown on television and distributed theatrically by the Art Theater Guild of Japan.

Shōhei Imamura’s History of Postwar Japan As Told By A Bar Hostess

February 20, 2015

Shōhei Imamura’s History of Postwar Japan As Told By A Bar Hostess (1970)


History of Postwar Japan Cover

History of Postwar Japan Disc

Kazuki Omori’s Disciples of Hippocrates

February 15, 2015

Kazuki Omori’s Disciples of Hippocrates (1980)


Disciples of Hippocrates Cover

Disciples Disc

Tôru Kawashima’s Ryuji

February 12, 2015

Tôru Kawashima’s Ryuji (1983)

Ryuji Promo

Ryuji Cover

Ryuji Disc

Documents of Shohei Imamura

February 9, 2015




Kaneto Shindo’s The Strangling

February 8, 2015

Kaneto Shindo’s The Strangling (1979)


The Strangling

Strangling Disc


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