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Kyoto - Heart of Japan

A documentary by Kon Ichikawa (1968, Digitally Re-mastered)

Year: 1968, 54 mins
Code: MG-Kyoto

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Master film director, Kon Ichikawa (1915~2008), along with many of Japan's most important artists presents the treasures of one of the world's most beautiful cities, Kyoto, Japan.

Filmed at the Ryoanji Temple Stone Garden, the Meditation Hall of Tenryuji Temple, a Geisha residence, the Moss Garden of Saihoji Temple, the Katsura Imperial Villa and the Gion Festival.

37 minutes, colour, 1968 (digitally re-mastered). This DVD is Region Free and playable on DVD players everywhere. Narration in English, Japanese or Italian.

Extra Feature: A 17 minute film on the opening night screenings in Tokyo and Kyoto

Script by Shuntaro Tanikawa
Cinematography by Naoyuki Sumitani
Music by Toru Takemitsu
Supervision by Kenzo Tange, Yusaku Kamekura, Tadashi Ishikawa
Produced by Seiichiro Eida

Original 35mm Film Production by Olivetti Arte, 1968
Produced with the cooperation of the City of Kyoto

Kyoto was digitally re-mastered by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Archivio Nazionale del Cinema Impresa, Italy, to 2.3K video from a print provided by National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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