Past Event: Kinema Club XIV

Kikusui Moroguchi

This event has passed.

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

Venue: Liberty Tower, Room 1087, Meiji-University (Surugadai Campus)

City and State: Tokyo, Japan

Organizers: Roland Domenig and Susanne Schermann

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 Film Center, Tokyo, on November 21, 2014.

Registration: Registration is free, and pre-registration is only used to give us an idea of the number of attendees. Anyone interested in coming is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you at KC XIV!

Kinema Club XIV Schedule

Friday, November 21

  • 4:00 pm Film Screening at the National Film Center (Kyobashi), Cinema 2 小ホール (basement)
  • Entrance from 3:30pm, with no entrance after the film has started; there will be a short break between the films.
  • Films:
  • 爆弾花嫁 Bakudan hanayome, by Saito Torajiro, 1934, silent, 22 min.
  • 上陸第一歩 Joriku dai-ippo, by Shimazu Yasujiro, 1933, sound, 88 min., with English subtitles
  • 6:00 End


  • Theme: Transitions – From ‘Silent Film’ to Talkies: Japanese Cinema in the Early 1930s   
    Place: Meiji-University, Surugadai Campus (Kanda-Surugadai 1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
    Liberty Tower, 8th floor, room 1087
    Nearest subway stations: Ochanomizu station (JR Chuo-Line, JR Sobu-Line, Marunouchi-Line), Jinbocho station (Mita-Line, Toei-Shinjuku-Line), Shin-Ochanomizu station (Chiyoda-Line)

Saturday, November 22

  • 10:30 Keynote Lecture - UEDA Manabu: Changes of Cinematic Spaces in Japan from the Silent Era to the Talkie Era
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 Johan NORDSTROM: Technology and Aesthetics at Studio P.C.L.―Towards Liveness in the Sound Image
  • 2:15 Aragorn QUINN: A Shinsengumi for the Proletariat. Murayama Tomoyoshi’s rensa-geki  Production of Shinsengumi (1937)
  • 3:00 Coffee Break
  • 3:30 Lauri KITSNIK: Lipreading and Sleeptalking. The Transition from Silent to Sound in the Film Scripts of Fushimi Akira
  • 4:15 Woojeong JOO: Sound as Promotion. Advertisement in/out of Gosho Heinosuke’s Hanayome no negoto (1933)
  • 5:00 End

Sunday, November 23

  • 10:30 Jonathan M. HALL: From Silent Affect to Sound Abstraction. Revisiting Inagaki Taruho
  • 11:15 Yuna DE LANNOY: From Experimental Animation to anime. Analysing the Soundscape of Ofuji Noburo’s Short Animations in the 1930s
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 NIITA Chie: From the benshi’s Voice to the Actor’s Voice. Japanese Cinema and the Radio
  • 2:15 KIMATA Kimihiko: Kishii Akira and the Jazz Age of P.C.L
  • 3:00 Coffee Break
  • 3:30 Roundtable Discussion of the participants
  • 5:00 End