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Topaz

Date produced: 1945

Filmmaker(s):

Dave Tatsuno

Description:

"Amateur film footage shot by Dave M. Tatsuno while he was interned at the Topaz War Relocation Center, the Japanese-American internment camp located in Delta, Utah. The footage dates from 1942-1945, the years that Tatsuno was interned in the camp." Archives West.


Japan Speaks but China Talks Back

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"Ship sails from Chicago, visits Japan's ports, cities, villages, etc. Views of modern with traditional." UC San Diego Library.


Autumn Around Fuji

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Khoji Tsukamoto


With My Dog

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Horomu Yamamoto

Description:

"The Yamamoto picture was a record of a hike over the hills and the countryside with a dog." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1937, 73.


World Through a View Finder, The (Part I)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Description:

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Malaysia" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


Tokyo Olympics, The

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

George Merz

Lillian Merz

Description:

"The Tokyo Olympics, 1964 takes us to Tokyo and the Olympic games and provides us with a ringside seat for the numerous events that composed this athletic activity. Bad weather cannot be helped in a work of this kind, but the results in this picture did not suffer because of any inclement weather. For cut-aways we see the Emperor of Japan in his box, the smiling faces of the Orientals in the audience, and even an occasional glimpse of the cold drink hustlers charging 50 yen for a bottle of Coca Cola" PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 51.


Rice Harvest in Japan

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Veda Linford

James B. Linford

Description:

"Rice Harvest in Japan by James and Veda Linford, PSA members of Oakland, Calif. The Linfords have presented another pirze film to go along with their former winners. This 8-minute 16mm film was awarded a Ten Best Medal" PSA Journal, Nov. 1971, 41


Monkeys of the Snow Mountain

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Masatoshi Okochi

Description:

"Monkey's of the Snow Mountain is a touching film of northern Japan produced by Masatoshi Okochi of Japan. You will never believe how sorry you can feel for a tribe of monkeys in 15 minutes of snow, snow and more snow. The film is in color, mostly white. It took four years to film the seasonal cycle in its fullest. Here we have suffering not only by the subjects of the film but by the film maker as well. In spite of that, you'll enjoy it" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.


Ukiyoe

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

John M. Lavery


Legend of San San Ku, The

Date produced: 1968

Description:

"The Legend of San San Ku was a practically unanimous choice as winner of the top award with its story of a Japanese legend. If the credits were to be removed from the beginning of this film, it would be hard to believe that it was not made in Japan. It was a very ambitious production for a crew of amateurs to undertake, and they came through with flying colors. Here's 20 minutes of Japan that is delightful to experience" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 48.


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