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Kojiki Hyuga hen
The Hyuga Episode of Kojiki

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Japan's oldest chronicle, Kojiki or "Record of Ancient Matters" was compiled in 712. It begins with the creation myth and the emergence of gods.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Kojiki Hyuga hen

    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: 2013

    Running time: 12 min 07 s

  • Technique

    Category: TV special

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: NHK ENTERPRISES, INC., Keisuke TSUCHIHASHI

    Distribution: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Based on: "Kojiki"

    Artistic direction: Koji Yamamura

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Graphics: Koji Yamamura

    Storyboard: Koji Yamamura

    Layout: Koji Yamamura

    Animation: Koji Yamamura

    Camera: Koji Yamamura

    Compositing: Koji Yamamura

    Music: Koji Ueno

    Sound: Koji Kasamatsu

    Editing: Koji Yamamura

    Voice: Isamu Akashi, Fukiko Endo