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Bernard Leach Films Japanese Puppetry, 1934
Directed by Marty Gross. 2020. Canada. 6:36 minutes. Country/region featured: Japan Q&A chat session with Marty Gross Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:30a EDT
British potter Bernard Leach made 16mm films during his travels in Japan and Korea in 1934-35. In this short film, Leach is clearly fascinated by the special “Kuruma Ningyo” (cart-doll performance) practiced in Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo. Commentary by puppeteer Nishikawa Koryu V was recorded at his rehearsal studio and added to the film. Films from the Mingei Film Archive The Mingei Film Archive is building the definitive audio-visual media resource on the Mingei pottery-making traditions for craftspeople, collectors, students, historians and the general public. Through restored film and new commentary from scholars and makers, the archive charts the development of the core ideas of the Mingei Movement, and traces its roots in Japanese Buddhist philosophy.