SpeakersKatsu Moriguchi (Journalist), Masashi Kohara
The first talk held in conjunction with the exhibition It’s a Small World: Imperial Festivals and Human Exhibitions by curator and filmmaker Masashi Kohara. Guest Katsu Moriguchi is a journalist who has produced numerous documentary videos, including a program about theatre in relation to the subject of “The Human Pavilion” as Nippon TV’s Okinawa correspondent. Topics such as the history of modern Okinawa and the mainland as seen from the “Human Pavilion Incident” and the representation of Okinawa will be discussed.
*This talk has been cancelled as talk guests are unable to travel due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There is no online streaming of this talk.
- 10 minutes’ walk from Higashiyama Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line).
- Kyoto City Bus Nos 32 or 46 to “Okazaki koen / ROHM Theatre Kyoto / Miyako messe mae”.
Born in Tokyo in 1937, Katsu Moriguchi is an independent journalist. In 1959, he dropped out of Tamagawa University and moved to Okinawa, then under the control of the United States military. He worked as a reporter for the Ryukyu Shimpo and as a special correspondent for Okinawa for NTV. He has made twenty-nine documentaries about Okinawa, including on education about the wartime Himeyuri students (Lily Corps). He is the author of several books, including one about aspects of Okinawa little known in mainland Japan, and will soon release his fourteenth book, The Spirit of Language, through a publisher based on the island of Ishigaki.
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1978, Masashi Kohara is a filmmaker and curator. His documentary films include The Man Who Became a Camera (2003) about photographer Takuma Nakahira. In 2005, he was awarded the 10th Koen Shigemori Photography Critic Award for A Note on Takuma Nakahira, and in 2016, he received the 24th Photographic Society of Japan’s Scholastic Achievement Award. As a researcher at the Izu Photo Museum, Kohara organized Nobuyoshi Araki Photobook Exhibition: Ararchy, Manabu Miyazaki: The Pencil of Nature, Tazuko Masuyama: Until Everything Becomes a Photograph and Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North among others. He is the author or co-author of Suspending Time: Life –Photography– Death, Visions of Fuji: An Incurable Malady of Modern Japan, War and Postwar: Images of Japan As Seen in Hodo Shashin (Reportage Photography) and Detective in the Forest among others.