Welcome to Kinema Club
Welcome to the website of Kinema Club, a long-standing, international but informal group devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media. Kinema Club was started precisely to share knowledge about Japanese cinema, so this site serves both to introduce our activities, such as the KineJapan mailing list and our conferences and workshops, as well promote information and thinking about films, research, bibliography, and education.
The schedule for Kinema Club XV (June 5-6, 2015) has been posted here. Join us in Frankfurt—no pre-registration is required!Read more
Call for Papers for….
Kinema Club XV
at Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany
Film and Moving Images From Japan NOW -
Film in the New Media Ecology
Dates: June 5 & 6
Goethe University Frankfurt / Nippon Connection Film Festival
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2015
We welcome...Read more
Friday, November 21, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014
Please join us for the 14th Kinema Club Conference for Film and Moving Images from Japan on November 22 & 23, 2014, at Meiji University. To accompany the conference, we will have a film screening at the National...Read more
Morisaki Azuma’s Postwar: A Talk with Yamane Sadao, Ueno Kōshi and Fujii Jinshi
Morisaki Azuma no sengo. 20:10 – 21:10. 2013/11/22 – Kinohaus Shibuya, Tokyo.
In November 2013, the Auditorium in Shibuya screened a selection of Morisaki Azuma films in conjunction with the release of Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days...Read more
Kinema Club is proud to announce the publication of its second book: The Pink Book: The Japanese Eroduction and Its Contexts, edited by Abé Mark Nornes, with essays by Roland Domenig, Kimata Kimihiko, Kirsten Cather, Yuriko Furuhata, Julian Stringer, Andrew Grossman, Sharon Hayashi, Miryam Sas, Michael Arnold, Peter Alilunas and Donald Richie. Also features a...Read more
The Pink Book
The Japanese Eroduction and Its Contexts
Edited by Abé Mark Nornes
With essays by Roland Domenig, Kimata Kimihiko, Kirsten Cather, Yuriko Furuhata,...Read more
The 13th edition of the Kinema Club conference will take place at Harvard University on January 17–18, 2014. Click here for more information.Read more
Kinema Club, the website devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media, is moving! The preliminary version of the new site is already up with a new address:
Thanks to the great support of Maureen Donovan, Kinema Club has been housed at Ohio State University since its inception in 1995. But with...Read more
The next Kinema Club conference will be held at Harvard on January 17, 2014. Proposals are due August 20, 2013. Check out the full call for papers here.Read more
Iwasa Hisaya and Olo: The Boy from Tibet
The important documentary and experimental filmmaker, Iwasa Hisaya, died on 4 May 2013. He was attending a screening of his most recent film, Olo: The Boy from Tibet, in Miyagi when he fell down the stairs of the inn and struck his head. He was 78.
Iwasa was one of a number of crucial postwar Japanese filmmakers who...Read more