Tsuru shitae waka kan
Anthology with Cranes

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. When and where ?

Adaptation about a picture scroll by Sotatsu Tawaraya. "Anthology with Cranes" was painted on 13m 53 cm of paper in the 17th Century.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Tsuru shitae waka kan

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Born in Japan in 1964, Koji Yamamura graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 and founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993. His 2002 short "Mt. Head" was nominated for an Oscar and scored 6 Grand Prix at festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007, his film "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" won the Grand Prix in Ottawa. He has also illustrated several children's books, is a sub-chairman for the Japan Animation Association and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2012

    Running time: 01 min 55 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Distribution: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Based on: "Anthology with Cranes", Sotatsu Tawaraya

    Sound: Kasamatsu Koji

When and where ?

This film is part of the programme Tribute to Japanese Animation: Kôji Yamamura: "Mt. Head", and afterwards?