Facility Guide

National Film Archive of Japan, Kyobashi Main Building

National Film Archive of Japan (NFAJ) is a national institution dedicated to the preservation and research of films and is a full member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF).  Japanese and foreign films and film-related materials are collected, preserved, and restored at NFAJ.  There are also series of film screenings under diverse themes, books and periodicals on films that are open to the public in the library, and film-related materials that are on display in the gallery.
In conjunction with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, NFAJ selects fine films to be shown and promoted in public halls all over Japan.  Moreover, information is exchanged on a global level with fellow institutions of the FIAF.

 

1F Entrance

There is a general reception desk at the entrance, where we offer you a lobby space decorated with materials from our collection such as movie posters, and where you can sit back and relax until the screenings start.

 

2F Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU | B1F B1 Theatre

Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU

B1 Theatre

Screenings are held in Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU and B1 Theatre. Programs focus on specific topics such as directors, countries or genres.

Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU is equipped with a variety of projectors corresponding to the diverse formats that have emerged in the history of films. Serial shows under different themes are shown in this theater, which can seat 310 people. Like Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU, this theater is also equipped with the state-of-the-art projectors and can seat 151 people.

For current and upcoming programs, please see Screenings & Exhibitions.

 

  Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU
Seats 310
Floor area 306㎡
Total screen size 4.60m×9.70m
Aspect ratio 1:1.37 4.00m×5.50m
Aspect ratio 1:1.66 4.00m×6.64m
Aspect ratio 1:1.85 4.00m×7.40m
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 4.00m×9.40m

Projectors

35mm and 70mm Projector: Kinoton FP75ES (2 projectors)

16mm Projector: Kinoton FP38E (2 projectors)

Digital Cinema Projector: NEC NC3240S-A

Projection distance 23.00m
   
  B1 Theatre
Seats 151
Floor area 190㎡
Total screen size 3.30m×8.70m
Aspect ratio 1:1.37 3.00m×4.11m
Aspect ratio 1:1.66 3.00m×4.98m
Aspect ratio 1:1.85 3.00m×5.55m
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 3.00m×7.05m
Projectors

35mm and 16mm Projector: Kinoton FP38E (2 projectors)

Digital Cinema Projector: NEC NC3200S

Projection distance

16.60m

Entrance of Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU

Lobby of Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU

4F Library

Books and periodicals on films are held for public reading.

For more details, please see the following page.

 

7F Gallery

The Lobby

Permanent Exhibition "Nihon Eiga: The History of Japanese Film From the NFAJ Non-film Collection"

Film posters, still photographs, equipments and other film-related documents and artifacts are shown in the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

For current and upcoming programs, please see Screenings & Exhibitions.

 

Sagamihara Conservation Center

At the Sagamihara Conservation Center of NFAJ, situated in the former site of the US Army Camp Fuchinobe, the collected films and non-film materials are safely conserved under the proper condition of temperature and humidity controlled by the 24-hour air conditioning system.  Inspection and documentation of the collected films and materials are also conducted there.

*Not open to the public

 

Archive I

Completed in 1986, Archive I can store up to 220,000 cans of films.  Film cans are put in the movable shelves divided so as to contain each can individually.  The screening hall in this Archive is used for test screenings for inspection and joint screening projects with Sagamihara City.

 

Archive Ⅱ

Archive II, completed in 2011, enables another 266,000 cans of films to be stored, and it has special rooms to store film related materials under the proper condition of temperature and humidity.  All the film storage rooms in this Archive are designed to prevent vinegar syndrome.  Air socks are introduced to prevent convection and traffic lines are improved to facilitate effective operation.

 

Archive Ⅲ

Archive III (Important Cultural Property Film Storage) is completed in 2014 to preserve films, as its other name suggests, including the ones designated as Important Cultural Properties, restraining their deterioration.  All of the films designated as Important Cultural Properties so far are nitrate films, which are highly flammable and legally designated as a Type 5 Category 1 hazardous material.  This Archive is designed for their safe and prolonged preservation.

 

[Sagamihara Conservation Center]
Site Area         14,997㎡
 Building Area     2,731㎡
 ・Archive Ⅰ         1,504㎡
 ・Archive Ⅱ         1,090㎡
 ・Archive Ⅲ          137㎡
 Building Total Area  9,576㎡
 ・Archive Ⅰ         4,510㎡
 ・Archive Ⅱ         4,927㎡
 ・Archive Ⅲ          139㎡

 

 [Archive I]

 Floor Space
・1st Floor     1,477m2
・2nd Floor       296m2
・1st Basement  1,369m2
・2nd Basement 1,369m2

 Facility Space
・Film Storage (18 rooms)         2,885m2
・Screening Hall (200 seats)     526m2
・Office & film inspection room   692m2
・other facilities        407m2

 Specifications
・Structure: RC, 2 floors above the ground and 2 below
・Building Exterior: Porcelain glazed tiles
・Storage Capacity 220,000 cans
・Design: Ashihara Architect & Associates (completed in 1986)
・Design Management: Construction Bureau for Kanto Region, Ministry of Construction; Ashihara Architect & Associates

 Temperature and Humidity
・Film Storage (1st Basement)
 Temperature: 10℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 40%RH (±5%RH)
・Film Storage (2nd Basement)
 Temperature: 5℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 40%RH (±5%RH)

 

[Archive Ⅱ]

Floor Space
・1st Floor      995m2
・2nd Floor     363m2
・1st Basement   1,792m2
・2nd Basement  1,777m2

 Facility Space
・Film Storage (18 rooms)                2,144m2
・Film Documents Storage (2 rooms)  158m2
・Film Equipment Storage     174m2
・Film inspection room                      100m2
・Other facilities          2,352m2

 Specifications
・Structure: RC, 2 floors above the ground and 2 below
・Building Exterior: Exterior heat insulating brick
・Storage capacity: 266,000 cans
・Design:Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc. (completed in 2011)
・Design Management: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.

 Temperature and Humidity
・Film Document Storage and Equipment Storage (1st Floor)
 Temperature: 21℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 50%RH (±5%RH)
・Storage (1st Basement)
 Temperature: 10℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 40%RH (±5%RH)
・Storage (2nd Basement)
 Temperature: 5℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 40%RH (±5%RH)

 

[Archive Ⅲ]

Floor Space
・1st Floor    131m2
・Penthouse   7m2

 Facility Space
・Film Storage (3 rooms) 45m2
・Other facilities     93m2

 Specifications
・Structure: RC, 1 floor above the ground
・Building Exterior: Exterior heat insulating dry tile
・Storage Capacity: 1,152 cans
・Design: Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc. (completed in 2014)
・Design Management: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.

 Temperature and Humidity
・Film Storage (1st Floor)
 Temperature: 2℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 35%RH (±5%RH)
・Film Acclimation Room (1st Floor)
 Temperature: 5~15℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 35%RH (±5%RH)
・The Front Room (1st Floor)
 Temperature: 26℃ (±2℃)
 Humidity: 50%RH (±5%RH)