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.


Call for papers for Kinema Club XV

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

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Kinema Club XIV

Friday, November 21, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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’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.

Luke Cromer

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

Publication of The Pink Book

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

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

Kinema Club XIII at Harvard

The 13th edition of the Kinema Club conference will take place at Harvard University on January 17–18, 2014. Click here for more information.

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The new Kinema Club website

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:

    http://kinemaclub.org/

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

CFP for Kinema Club XIII

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.

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Olo: The Boy from Tibet

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

Relocating Ozu Yasujiro

I made a quick trip to the United States - four days and three nights - to attend a quite stimulating conference entitled Relocating Ozu: The Question of an Asian Cinema Aesthetic, which was held February 19-20, 2010, at the University of California, Berkeley.

The usual ways to explore such a... Read more

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