Establishment of "Chiyogami Eigasha"
After creating several test works such as A Story of Tobacco (煙り草物語), Ofuji drew attention with his debut film Burglars of "Baghdad" Castle (馬具田城の盗賊, 1926). In 1927 he established Chiyogami Eigasha with the chiyogami technique as its trademark. Then in 1929, he opened a studio in Uehara, Shibuya, Tokyo, which served as the base for his animation making. Ofuji's works were shown at movie theaters with classy foreign films by arrangement with the distributor Chuo Eigasha, and later he created educational films for the Ministry of Education, as well as other works commissioned by the military authorities.
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