Urashima Taro(supposed title) [digitally restored version]
|Japanese kana Rendering||Urashima Taro|
|English Title||Urashima Taro(supposed title) [digitally restored version]|
|Plot||Urashima Taro goes fishing. He is swept up by the waves and ends up at the bottom of the ocean.|
|Description||This film was digitally restored from a tinted nitrate print owned by Natsuki Matsumoto, a visual culture historian, and was screened at Cinema: Lost and Found 2008.|
|Credits: Staff, Cast, etc.|
|Censorship - Date and Number|
|Frames per Second||16fps|
|Source of Digital Copy||The 35mm nitrate positive tinted in pink owned by Natsuki Matsumoto -> The 35mm color internegative owned by NFC -> scanning -> digital restoring -> 35mm B/W internegative(2K recording) -> 35mm B/W positive (tinted)|
|Completeness||no main title|
|Additional Notes||The latest research has revealed that the film identified on this website as Urashima Taro (supposed title), which was so named on the basis that it was believed to be a work by Seitaro Kitayama that was originally released in 1918, is actually a different film.
Based on its content and the circumstances prevailing at the time of its discovery, the film identified on this website as Urashima Taro was presumed to be a work produced by Kitayama at the film studio of Nippon Katsudo Shashin Corporation (Nikkatsu) in 1918. Recently, however, stills from the film Urashima Taro released by Nikkatsu in 1918 have been discovered in a magazine. These stills do not appear in the film identified on this website as Urashima Taro, so we are led to believe that this film is not the work produced by Kitayama at the Nikkatsu studio. For this reason, we have decided to exclude Urashima Taro (supposed title) from the list of Kitayama's work.
For further details, see NFC Newsletter No. 132. (Japanese text only)
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