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Kobe Planet Film Archive: Kobe Planet Film Archive (神戸映画資料館)

神戸映画資料館

General Information

Facility:
Kobe Planet Film Archive
Address:
5-5-1-201 Asuta Kunizuka Building 1
,2nd Floor North Udezuka-cho Nagata-ku, Kobe 653-0036 
Phone:
+81-78-754-8039
Email:
info#kobe-eiga.net (Please replace # with @)
Hours:
 Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 10:30-18:00
(last admission for the Reference Room 17:30)
Closed:
Wednesday and Thursday

 

About Kobe Planet Film Archive:

Kobe Planet Film Archive was opened on March 25, 2007 in Kobe,  the first city to show a film in Japan.  There are painted billboards, prewar and postwar cameras, and movie projectors. Their small theater (38 seats) shows a rare movie movie.

Summary of Collection(s)

Lists of materials (open to public) are available in Japanese from the following links:
  • Reading Room
  • Lobby
The following are examples of the holdings:

 

1. Films (about 15,000)
 
Theatrical, Documentary, Animated films, Home movies

 

ex. Meiji era Sumo
      The Kanto Great Earthquake Live
      "Children of the Beehive"
      "Umon torimonochō rokuban tegara"
      "Edo kaizoku-den: Kagebôshi"
      "Chagama ondo"
      "Chameko no ichinichi"
      
2. Books (about 10,000)

 

ex. Mansaku Itami zenshū (Complete)
     Daisuke Ito scenario zenshū (Scripts Collection)
     Sadao Yamanaka sakuhinshū (Portfolio)
     Akira Kurosawa zenshū (Complete)
     Nihon scenario taikei (Japan Script System)
     Kankou eiga nenkan (Korean Movie Almanac)
    "Encyclopedia of a DOCUMENTARY FILM"
 
3. Magazines

 

ex. "Kinema Junpō"
      "Eiga No Tomo"
      "Screen"
      "Scenario"
      "Eiga Hyôron" (Film Review)
      "Eiga Geijutsu"

4. Promotional Tools

 

ex. Posters, Fliers, Photos, Picture Signboards, etc 
 
5. Projectors
 
6. Movie Cameras
 
7. Editing Tools
 
8. Recording Tools
 
 

Online Resource(s)

Access

Directions:

1. JR:5 minutes walk from Shin-Nagata station

2. Kobe Municipal Subway (Seishin-Yamate Line): 5 minutes walk from Shin-Nagata station

3. Kobe Municipal Subway (Kaigan Line): 5 minutes walk from Komagabayashi station

Note: The 2nd floor of a building located at the intersection of Taishosuji Shotengai and Route 2

How to Use the Facility

Using the Archive

Open to the Public

Archive Schedule:

  • Hours: Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 10:30-18:00 (last admission for the Reference Room 17:30)

  • Closed: Wednesday and Thrusday

Admission: Free

Theater:

  • General Admission: 1,200 yen
  • Student, Senior, Member: 1,000 yen
  • Event: 1,000 yen

Note: 200 yen discount for the second film.  Weekdays before noon: 4,000 yen for 3hrs

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For all comments and questions about the Guide, please e-mail us:

MLAGuide@nccjapan.org

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北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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