This film is part of Free
Around Japan with a Movie Camera
Intense interest in Japan by the West made it a favourite destination for filmmakers from the earliest days of film. This selection of films from 1901 to 1913, newly restored by the BFI National Archive, takes us on a fascinating journey through Meiji Japan.
All films in the programme have been restored and remastered by the BFI National Archive from original elements held within the collection. The programme will be introduced by Mika Tomita, Bryony Dixon and Michelle Facey and the musical accompaniment will be provided by Cyrus Gabrysch, Costas Fotopolous, Stephen Horne and Lillian Henley. Presented in partnership with The Kennington Bioscope, a silent film screening group based at the Cinema Museum in London. Screened as part of BFI London Film Festival 2021 Shorts programme Treasures.