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Updated: August 30, 2019

The Discreet Charm of Film Magazines 映画雑誌の秘かな愉しみ

National Film Archive of Japan, 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo
2019-09-07 - 2019-12-01

An exhibition that traces the history of Japanese film magazines

This year marks the passage of 110 years since the inaugural edition of Japan’s first film magazine. Over the years since cinema’s arrival as a new form of visual media in the late Meiji era (1868-1912), countless magazines have arisen in step with the industry’s development. Today, as the internet greatly changes how information is communicated, film magazines are reaching a turning point. However, though transforming in various ways, the roles and styles they have acquired over the years remain distinctly alive. This exhibition presents Japanese film magazines of all types and descriptions, ranging from the Meiji and Taisho eras to more modern times.

How to Get There

  • Kyobashi Station | Exit 1 | 1 min on foot
    Ginza Line
  • Takaracho Station | Exit A4 | 1 min on foot
    Asakusa Line
  • Ginza-itchome Station | Exit 7 | 5 min on foot
    Yurakucho Line

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Opening Hours

  • 11:00-18:30
    *Open until 20:00 on last Friday of every month
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Closed September 23 (Monday) through September 30 (Monday)




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Smoking area |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Floor height difference in facility |
    *Strollers are lent to visitors free of charge

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