Past Events

  • October 14, 2023

In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
SAWAMURA Shirogoro, The Great Star of Early Period Films
Lectures and a Special Screening of Goromasamune Koshiden [Digitally Restored]

Click ↑ to view the leaflet (in Japanese).

Goromasamune Koshiden

SAWAMURA Shirogoro (1877-1932)

On the occasion of this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the National Film Archive of Japan will hold a special event focusing on a Taisho era film star Sawamura Shirogoro, who competed with Japan's first film star Onoe Matsunosuke.

"Sawamura Shirogoro as a Kabuki actor" Ryuichi Kodama (Professor, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
"Sawamura Shirogoro or the Image of the Anti-Hero in Kyugeki, or Old Drama" Hiroshi Komatsu (Professor, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University) *Video lecture

Goromasamune Koshiden [Digitally Restored] (1915) with kowairo-kakeai Benshi perfrmance (employing multiple performers to voice different characters) .

Date: Oct 14(Sat) 3:00 pm- 5:20 pm
Location: Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU (2nd floor)

Capacity:  310 seats
Tickets(Assigned seating)

  Regular University and high school students, Seniors (age 65 and above) Elementary and junior high school students

Guests with disability and one accompanying person

Campus Members 
(faculty members)

Campus Members 

ticket fee ¥1,050 ¥840 ¥600 Free ¥500 ¥400

Tickets will be sold on this website from 12:00 pm, Sep 28, 2023 and will close 15 minutes before the start of the event.

box office A small number of tickets will be sold from 1 hour to 5 minutes before the start of the event (Seat assignments are not available)


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


・Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
No admittance after the event has started.
・Students, Seniors (age 65 and above), Guests with disability and Campus Members must show a valid ID when entering the theater. Admission by payment of the difference is not available.

National Film Archive of Japan

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

Tel: 047-316-2772(Hello Dial)


CLOSED today

April 15, 2024 (Mon)