TOKYO — The rights market that accompanies the Tokyo International Film Festival is still abbreviated as TIFFCOM, but these days its full name stands for Japan Content Showcase, reflecting a scope that has been stretched far wider than simply completed feature films. 438 more words
TOKYO — Disney Animation’s “Big Hero 6” got a very Japanese send-off Wednesday at an event on the eve of the film’s world premiere as the opening night movie of the Tokyo International Film Festival. 512 more words
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The Setsugoan—the After-the-Snow Retreat—stood on high ground in a hilly part of the Koishikawa district of Tokyo. It had fortunately escaped unharmed during the war; nothing had been damaged either in the magnificent garden, a noted example of Kobori Enshu style covering over a hundred thousand square feet, or in the buildings: a central gate moved here from a certain famous temple in Kyoto, an entrance and visitors’ pavilion lifted bodily from some ancient temple of Nara, and a banqueting hall of more recent construction.