On September 10, 2012, Japan’s Nikkatsu Film Studio will celebrate its 100th anniversary. One of Japan’s oldest and most acclaimed film studios, the Nikkatsu libraries contain approximately 3,300 film titles, including some of the most important Japanese films from the silent era to the classical period, from the postwar era to the new wave, and up to the current renaissance of Japanese cinema. Nikkatsu’s collection includes period pieces, samurai films, melodramas, youth films, gangster films, “pink” movies, horror films and contemporary blockbusters, with major critical and box-office successes in each of those areas. This three-day event called " Nikkatsu at 100" will draw from Nikkatsu’s library to celebrate 100 years of Japanese cinema, and will include screenings and discussions with filmmakers, scholars and critics on Nikkatsu’s enduring legacy in Japan and its historical place in the film world. This poster exhibition is one of the related event with " Nikkatsu at 100."


The Burmese Harp (1956, Dir: Kon Ichikawa)
The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957, Dir:Yuzo Kawashima) 
Rusty Knife (1958, Dir: Toshio Masuda)
Lovers are Wet (1973, Dir: Tatsumi Kumashiro
The Insect Woman (1963, Dir: Shohei Imamura) 
Retaliation (1968, Dir:Yasuharu Hasebe) 
Suzuki Paradise: Red Light (1956, Dir: Yuzo Kawashima) 
Tattooed Life (1965, Dir: Seijun Suzuki)
Million Dollars Smash and Grab (1961, Dir: Seijun Suzuki)
The Guy who put money on me (1962, Dir: Seijun Suzuki)

  • Location: JFLA Auditorium
  • Hours: Tuesday:  12pm to 7pm
                Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm
                Thursday: 12pm to 7pm
                Friday:  12pm to 4pm
                 Every 2nd and 4th Saturday  12pm to 4:30pm

Poster Design by Sean Danconia