Past Events

  • October 24 - October 25, 2020

In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

[Screenings and Lectures] Picturesque Japan: Japanese Landscape as Seen by the World

Picturesque Japan
Courtesy of BFI National Archive.

Click ↑ to view the leaflet (in Japanese).

Click ↑ to view the leaflet (in English).


Co-organizers: National Film Archive of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council
Special Co-operation: British Film Institute
Co-operation: HASHIMOTO PIANO & CO.,LTD.


Date: Oct 24(Sat) - 25(Sun)
2:00 pm-,
              3:45 pm-




  Japanese School Children (1904)
  A Japanese Funeral (1904)
  Japanese Procession of State (1904)
  Japanese Dancers (1905)
  Shooting the Rapids on the River Ozu in Japan (1907)
  Picturesque Japan(1907)
  Japanese Festival(1909)
  Rice Harvest in Japan (1910)
  The Rice Festival in Kyoto (1911)
  Fishing with Cormorants. Isle of Yeso. Japan (1911)
  Among the Japanese (1911)
  The Ainus of Japan (1913)
  Japanese Acrobats (1914)

    Piano accompaniment: Mie Yanashita

Lectures (in Japanese)

  Hiroshi Komatsu (Professor of Waseda University)
  Masahiro Hirano (Former Researcher of Yokohama Archives of History)
  Kenji Morioka (Director of the Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum)
  Mikio Oshima (President of the Japanese Society for the Study of Circus)

Location: Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU (2nd floor)

Capacity: 105 seats / 100 seats for Oct 24(Sat) 12:00 pm

NFAJ will take the temperature of all incoming visitors. If your temperature is 37.5 degrees or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the NFAJ building. In that case, we will refund your reserved seat tickets after the screening program "Picturesque Japan: Japanese Landscape as Seen by the World" ends.


Please take a look at NFAJ's visitor guidelines and infection prevention measures before your visit.

1. Advance Tickets
(Assigned seating 105 seats / 100 seats for Oct 24(Sat) 12:00 pm) SOLD OUT
No tickets are available at the venue. Please purchase tickets in advance on Ticket Pia. (Note: The website is only available in Japanese.)

[P Code: 551-241]

Tickets: Regular ¥520 / University and high school students, seniors (age 65 or over) ¥310 / Elementary and junior high school students ¥100

・Latecomers will not be admitted, so please make sure to arrive by the advertised start time.
・Students and seniors must show a valid ID.

2. Disabled visitor and Campus Member tickets (20 seats)
Tickets are only available on the day of the screening at the information counter on the 1st floor. Tickets are issued during opening hours on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets: Free (Disabled visitors with one accompanying person, Campus Members)

・Valid ID required.
・Only one ticket per person per screening can be issued.

*For more detailed information, please see this page (in Japanese).


・Please make sure to issue advanced tickets in advance.
・Doors open 20 minutes before the start of the screening.
・No admittance after the screening has started.

National Film Archive of Japan

3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031

Tel: 047-316-2772(Hello Dial)