Current Exhibitions

  • 2019.4.23 - 8.25

The Works of Yuji Miyazaki, Illustrator for Films 
At the Centenary of Kinema Junpo Magazine

Exhibition Gallery (7th floor)
April 23 (Tue) – August 25 (Sun), 2019
11:00am – 6:30pm (admission until 6:00pm)
*Last Friday of every month: 11:00am – 8:00pm (admission until 7:30pm)
Single Ticket 250 (Group Admission 200) / University & College Students 130 (Group Admission 60) *Free for Seniors (age 65 or over), High School Students and under 18; Persons with disability and one person accompanying each of them are admitted free of charge.
*Free on May 1, Coronation Day, and May 18, International Museum Day.

 For more detailed information, please see the following page (in Japanese) .

National Film Archive of Japan is proud to present the endearing illustrations of Yuji Miyazaki. Miyazaki has been an illustrator for more than 40 years, with much of his work appearing in Kinema Junpo, a film magazine that is celebrating its centenary in 2019.
Miyazaki’s illustrations have appeared in all manner of things concerning the cinema. While doing his main job as a director of television commercials and programs, he has continued to illustrate for numerous film magazines as well as calendars, books, posters, and even movie theater walls. His works are familiar to many movie enthusiasts. His caricatures of personalities and depictions of movie scenes from films of the past and present, and of Japan and elsewhere, are drawn in a deformed style with unique sensitivities. They are sometimes humorous, sometimes serious. His addition of handwritten comments on his illustrations further enhances their appeal. Moreover, his descriptions of film shootings, which reflect his experience as a TV director, and his various “Eiga Chizu” (film map) works, which he prepared with meticulous investigation of the relationship between place and film, are unparalleled resources. Every fan of film in Japan has undoubtedly seen his work somewhere.
In this exhibit, which is being held with Miyazaki’s full cooperation, we present treasurable posters from early in his career and even some unreleased works. Many of the illustrations shown are originals. The assembled items provide a comprehensive look at works that embody Miyazaki’s love of film.


National Film Archive of Japan

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