National Film Archive of Japan


Here you'll find an archive of Japanese and foreign films, as well as books, periodicals, posters and other materials. There are daily screenings of classic films at bargain prices but few have English subtitles. There are English captions, however, in the worthwhile 7th-floor gallery, which charts the history and evolution of Japanese cinema and also hosts special movie-themed exhibitions.

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