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Audio-Visual Station

At Audio-Visual station on the first floor of the Kyoto University Museum, you can access to archival materials stored in KURRA, digital exhibitions based on them, and related video contents.




Video contents on view

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    Video using research resources Videos using archival materials / Video from outside KURR Videos from outside KURRA / Interviews Interviews explaining archival materials
  • “Duration” is the duration of the main part.
Video related “Kawai (Masao) Collection”: Talk between Masao Kawai and Terufumi Ohno
  • Year: 2018 (Released in 2019)
  • Duration: 93min 14sec (total of six videos)
  • Language: Japanese
Video related “Kawai (Masao) Collection”: Talk between Masao Kawai and Juichi Yamagiwa
  • Year: 2018 (Released in 2019)
  • Duration: 108min 34sec (total of eight videos)
  • Language: Japanese
The Painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Madonna
  • Year: 2013 (Released in 2017)
  • Duration: 23min 1sec
  • Language: Japanese
Ever-Changing Universe: The Study of Universe at Kyoto University
  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 14min 28sec
  • Language: Japanese
THE MU Radar – Exploration of Middle & Upper Atmosphere
  • Year: 1984 (Released in 2010)
  • Duration: 24min 39sec
  • Language: Japanese and English
Save the Earth and Humanity: a Challenge of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
  • Year: 2008 (Released in 2010)
  • Duration: 29min 9sec
  • Language: Japanese
Pluripotent Cells (digest version)
  • Year: 2008 (Released in 2010)
  • Duration: 17min 5sec
  • Language: Japanese
Kyoto University
  • Year: 2008 (Released in 2010)
  • Duration: 15min 14sec
  • Language: Japanese and English
YUKAWA HIDEKI, a Profile
  • Year: 2006 (Released in 2008)
  • Duration: 9min 30sec
  • Language: Japanese
Creative man, From Eastern thinking to theoretical physics: YUKAWA HIDEKI
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 12min 27sec
  • Language: Japanese and English
Philosopher of Nothingness, a founder of a Japanese philosophy from ZEN Buddhism: NISHIDA KITARO
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 11min 13sec
  • Language: Japanese and English
The Tomb of Sei’i Tai’shogun, SAKANOUENO TAMURAMARO
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 9min 5sec
  • Language: Japanese
Triangular−Rimmed Deity and Beast Mirror
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 11min 6sec
  • Language: Japanese
Breakthrough: Yoneo Ishii and the Study of Southeast Asia
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 13min 16sec
  • Language: Japanese
Moving Continent
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 13min 9sec
  • Language: Japanese
Evolving Study of African Cities
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 7min 34sec
  • Language: Japanese
African Farming Societies: Agriculture in Miombos
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 13min 44sec
  • Language: Japanese
Pastoral Societies in the Drylands of East Africa
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 7min 54sec
  • Language: Japanese
Paleoanthropology in Africa
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 7min 15sec
  • Language: Japanese
The Forest People of Central Africa
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 9min 38sec
  • Language: Japanese
History of Primatology in Africa
  • Year: Released in October, 2008
  • Duration: 9min 50sec
  • Language: Japanese
Road to Africa
  • Year: Released in October, 2008
  • Duration: 9min 31sec
  • Language: Japanese

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Video related “Kawai (Masao) Collection”: Talk between Masao Kawai and Terufumi Ohno

The important thing is not only just preserving materials, but also recording what he is like. ── These are video recordings of an interview with Masao Kawai, proposed by Juichi Yamagiwa (then dean of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University) who started an archiving project of “Kawai (Masao) Collection: Films and Photographs on Primatology, 1959−1975.” In this part, Terufumi Ohno (then director of the Kyoto University Museum) interviewed Kawai and revealed him as a “museum-person.”

  • Direction

    Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Counsel

    Haruyoshi Gotoh (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Camera

    Takashi Kimura (RemSketchRecords)

  • Editing

    Masaji Iwakura (Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University), Shunsuke Yamashita (The Hokkaido University Museum, as of 2018)

  • Year

    2018 (Released in 2019)

  • Duration

    93min 14sec (total of six videos)

  • Language

    Japanese

Video related “Kawai (Masao) Collection”: Talk between Masao Kawai and Juichi Yamagiwa

The important thing is not only just preserving materials, but also recording what he is like. ── These are video recordings of an interview with Masao Kawai, proposed by Juichi Yamagiwa (then dean of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University) who started an archiving project of “Kawai (Masao) Collection: Films and Photographs on Primatology, 1959−1975.” In this part, Yamagiwa interviewed Kawai and looked back the activity of “Masao Kawai, a primatologist.”

  • Direction

    Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Counsel

    Haruyoshi Gotoh (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Camera

    Takashi Kimura (RemSketchRecords)

  • Editing

    Masaji Iwakura (Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University), Shunsuke Yamashita (The Hokkaido University Museum, as of 2018)

  • Year

    2018 (Released in 2019)

  • Duration

    108min 34sec (total of eight videos)

  • Language

    Japanese

The Painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Madonna

In 1931, the Painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Madonna was found at a village in the mountains at Ibaraki, Osaka. This beautiful painting, which was found at a loft of a private house, is a masterpiece that reflects the feelings of people in the Edo period, who didn’t abandon their religious beliefs in spite of severe oppression. In the second half of 1990s, researchers impressed by existence of the painting performed overall investigation and recording with as much enthusiasm as people who protected the painting. In this video, you can approach what did motivate the researchers.

  • Production

    The Kyoto University Museum

  • Direction

    Naoko Iwasaki, Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Camera and Editing

    Takashi Kimura

  • Supervision

    Naoko Iwasaki

  • Cast

    Nobuyuki Kamba (Tokyo National Museum), Michihiro Kojima (National Museum of Japanese History), Naoko Iwasaki

  • Cooperation

    Haruyoshi Gotoh, Motoko Ikeda, Yuko Okuda, Takako Takai (The Kyoto University Museum); Research Resource Archive, Kyoto University

  • Year

    2013 (Released in 2017)

  • Duration

    23min 1sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Ever-Changing Universe: The Study of Universe at Kyoto University

“On the evening of August 20th 1956, Shotaro Miyamoto’s eyes sparkled. On the southern hemisphere of Mars, glittering white cloud appeared. He was the director of Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University, and observing Mars with 12-inch Cooke telescope.” This video shows the the history and the future of the study of universe at Kyoto University, describing “ever-changing universe,” by various scientific materials left at Astronomical Observatory and Department of Astronomy of Kyoto University.

  • Planning

    Terufumi Ohno (The Kyoto University Museum), Kazunari Shibata (Astronomical Observatory, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Yoshio Tomita (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kyosuke Iwasaki (Kyoto Gakuen University)

  • Planning and Editing

    Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Camera and Editing

    Takao Minami, Yasunori Ikeda

  • Sound effects

    Tetsuya Okuno, Sampei (T-BORN)

  • Narration

    Narikinya Kiyotomi

  • Cooperation and Information providing

    Shiro Ebisawa; Yukiko Matsumoto; Hiroshi Fujiwara (Internet Research Institute, Inc.); Tomokazu Kogure; Noritaka Tokimasa (Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory); Hiroyuki Maehara, Tomomi Tomioka (Astronomical Observatory, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University); Nano-Optonics Institute; NAGASE INTEGREX Co.,Ltd.; Nano-Optonics Energy Inc.; Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory; Astronomical Observatory, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University; Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

  • Year

    2012

  • Duration

    14min 28sec

  • Language

    Japanese

THE MU Radar – Exploration of Middle & Upper Atmosphere

This is a promotion video of the MU radar (a large atmosphere observation radar).

  • Planning and Production

    Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University; Mitsubishi Electric Co.,Ltd

  • Video Production

    DENEI Inc.

  • Supervisor

    SUSUMU KATO (Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University)

  • Year

    1984 (Released in 2010)

  • Duration

    24min 39sec

  • Language

    Japanese and English

Save the Earth and Humanity: a Challenge of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

This is a promotion video of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere.

  • Creator

    Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University; Japan Science and Technology Agency

  • Production

    KBS KYOTO PROJECT Co.,Ltd.

  • Year

    2008 (Released in 2010)

  • Duration

    29min 9sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Pluripotent Cells (digest version)

This is an introductory video of “pluripotent cells” by Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University.

  • Creator

    Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

  • Year

    2008 (Released in 2010)

  • Duration

    17min 5sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Kyoto University

This is a promotion video of Kyoto University.

  • Creator

    Public Relations Center, Kyoto University

  • Cooperation

    EIZO-KIKAKU (Eizokikaku co. ltd.)

  • Year

    2008 (Released in 2010)

  • Duration

    15min 14sec

  • Language

    Japanese and English

YUKAWA HIDEKI, a Profile

Dr. Yukawa, who was the first Nobel Prize winner in Japan, performed great services in nuclear and particle physics, starting with the meson theory in 1949.

  • Production

    Executive committee of the special exhibition conmmemorative of the centenary of Yukawa’s and Tomonaga’s birth

  • Coproduction

    Sanyo Eiga [Sanyo Film Co.Ltd.]

  • Year

    2006 (Released in 2008)

  • Duration

    9min 30sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Creative man, From Eastern thinking to theoretical physics: YUKAWA HIDEKI

Professor Yukawa was awarded Nobel prize in physics in 1949 as the first Japanese Nobel prize laureate. He established “Meson Theory” and great achievements on the development of nuclear and elementary particle physics. As Meson theory shows, his way of thinking has uniqueness, originality, and creativity different from other scientists. What is the source of his creativity? What environment contributes it? Here you can appreciate the source of his creativity from his background; his friendship with other Nobel prize laureates in the world, his family, the influence of oriental thoughts, etc.

  • Guest supervisors

    Matsuoka Seigo (Director of editing engineering laboratory)

  • Direction

    Tosa Naoko (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Planning

    Minoh Michihiko (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Music

    Kondo Toshinori

  • Camera

    Fujioka Kazuya (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University), Ono Kunihisa (Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University)

  • Technology

    Wu Xiaofeng (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • English translation

    Furusaka Kaoru (Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Narration

    Gary Jay Coffman (Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

  • Illustration

    Murada Masatoshi (Illustrator)

  • Cooperation

    The bereaved of Kaizuka Shigeki, Manabe Shunsho (Mandara), Iwanami Shoten Publishers, Oka Kiyoshi Bunko, Nara Women’s University Library, Zenrin Temple, Kojimadera, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Chuokoron-shinsha, Inc.

  • Offer bureau

    Kyoto University OpenCourseWare

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    12min 27sec

  • Language

    Japanese and English

Philosopher of Nothingness, a founder of a Japanese philosophy from ZEN Buddhism: NISHIDA KITARO

Nishida laid the foundation of a Japanese philosophy through profound understanding Buddhism, especially Zen with his positive reception and appreciation of Western philosophy. He criticized its structure grounded on “subjectivity to objectivity” concept, from his theory on “pure experience” and his idea on “place.” At the present day when the modern science-technology civilization upon the structure of Western philosophy is facing various problems, Nishida Philosophy is attracting more interest in even Europe and America.

  • Guest supervisors

    Matsuoka Seigo (Director of editing engineering laboratory), Fujita Masakatsu (Japan philosophy specialty in Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Tosa Naoko (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Plan

    Minoh Michihiko (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Music

    Kondo Toshinori

  • Camera

    Fujioka Kazuya (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University), Ono Kunihisa (Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University), Kitano Takaaki (Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University)

  • Technology

    Wu Xiaofeng (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)

  • English translation

    Narration: Gary Jay Coffman (Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

  • Illustration

    Murada Masatoshi (Illustrator)

  • Cooperation

    Ittoen, Toeisya Ltd., Kokutaiji ZEN temple

  • Information provider

    Ishikawa NISHIDA, KITARO Museum of Philosophy, Kyoto University OpenCourseWare

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    11min 13sec

  • Language

    Japanese and English

The Tomb of Sei’i Tai’shogun, SAKANOUENO TAMURAMARO

An owner of Nishinoyama tomb, which was found in 1919, had been unknown for a long time in spite of its splendid burial accessories, including a national treasure. In 2007, based on results of overall investigation of old maps, old documents, and current topography, it was published and attracted interest that there is strong likelihood that the tomb owner was Sei’i Tai’shogun, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. This video shows the study to identify him as the owner by researchers at Kyoto University.

  • Planning

    Ichiro Yamanaka (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Direction

    Ichiro Yamanaka, Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Editing

    Kiyotaka Yoshimits

  • Music

    Tetsuya Okuno (T-BORN)

  • Narration

    Hiroyuki Arita

  • Supervision

    Ichiro Yamanaka

  • Cooperation

    Shinji Yoshikawa (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)

  • References

    Edited by Mahito Uehara, The Empress Dowager’s Mountain Temple, Yanagihara Publishing Co., Ltd., 2007

  • Information providing

    The Kyoto University Museum, Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo, Sankei Shimbun Co.,Ltd., Yasakiinari Shrine

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    9min 5sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Triangular−Rimmed Deity and Beast Mirror

Triangular-Rimmed Deity and Beast Mirror is an important archaeological evidence for reconstruction of a historical world at the Kofun period, and have attracted attention by its artistic expression besides. Over 32 mirrors that were unearthed at Tsubai Otsuka-Yama Tumulus in 1953 are typical examples of it. In this video, various expressions and attraction of the mirror found at the tumulus, now kept in the Kyoto University Museum, is presented with their trace images.

  • Planning

    Ichiro Yamanaka (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Direction

    Masaji Iwakura, Mikiko Takahashi, Tamaki Motoki (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University), Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Sound

    Kentaro Imanishi

  • Cooperation

    Hideki Sakaguchi (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)

  • References

    Edited by Department of Archaeology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Tsubai Otsuka-Yama Tumulus and Triangular-Rimmed Deity and Beast Mirror, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, 1989; Edited by The Museum, Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, Kyoto University, and Tokyo Shimbun, Grand Tumuli Exhibition, Tokyo Shimbun, 2000

  • Information providing

    The Kyoto University Museum

  • Coproduction

    Contents Production Team, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    11min 6sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Breakthrough: Yoneo Ishii and the Study of Southeast Asia

Yoneo Ishii, who devoted his life to research of Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, developed Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, born in 1963, to a unique organization of area studies. In a half century from Southeast Asian studies started at Kyoto, a lot of theories and hypotheses were proposed. Yoneo Ishii has his base of activity in the area, learned the local language, and advocated great importance of collaboration between researchers in different fields for area studies. In this video, he spoke enthusiastically the past and today of Southeast Asia studies.

  • Planning

    Mamoru Shibayama (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Hidetoshi Yanagihara

  • Camera

    Kasai Tomonobu (Kokihifumi Inc.)

  • Sound

    Hitoshi Watanabe (Kokihifumi Inc.)

  • Music

    Hidetoshi Yanagihara

  • Sound editing

    Shoichiro Terasaka

  • Editing

    Zouichi Ohme (k.k.moi)

  • Narration

    Makoto Ataka

  • Management

    Shinji Otake (k.k.moi)

  • Supervision

    Noboru Ishikawa, Mariko Yonezawa, Yuko Kawai (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Cooperation

    Yukio Hayashi (Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • References

    Yoneo Ishii, Breakthrough, Mekong Publishing co. Ltd., 2003; History of Area Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 2002

  • Information providing

    Yoneo Ishii; Noboru Ishikawa; Mamoru Shibayama; Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University; Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University; Kyoto University Archives

  • Coproduction

    k.k.moi

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    13min 16sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Moving Continent

Kazuo Huzita, a geologist who participated in a Kyoto University Science Expedition at Karakoram and Hindukush in 1955, explored from a burning canyon to a huge glacier and created a map that recorded geological data. Huzita participated also in a science expedition of next year, and looked for the border between Karakoram and Hindukush area, but …
In this video, you can follow exploration spirit and a way of thinking of a field worker through a first-person narrative.

  • Planning

    Naoto Ishikawa (Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University), Shunsuke Yamashita (The Kyoto University Museum)

  • Direction

    Shunsuke Yamashita

  • Camera

    Takao Minami

  • Sound

    Tomoko Ueyama

  • Narration

    Akihisa Yamazaki

  • Supervision

    Kazuo Huzita (Professor Emeritus at Osaka City University, Fault Research Data Center)

  • Cooperation

    Taeko Inada (Fault Research Data Center), Fault Research Data Center

  • References

    Kazuo Huzita, Ideas from the Alps and the Himalayas, the Asahi Shimbun Company, 1992; Moving Continent - Kazuo Huzita’s Visual Archives of the Science Expedition to the Karakoram and Hindukush -, under the supervision of Kazuo Huzita, Preparatory committee for establishing Field Visual Archive Center, Kyoto University, 2007

  • Information providing

    Kazuo Huzita

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    13min 9sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Evolving Study of African Cities

To understand dynamics of human life in perstective of human history, we need to focus on activities in urban world, not only primary industury such as hunting-gathering, agriculture, and stock-farming. Since 1960s, Kyoto University have led African studies in Japan by an original point of view and methodology, and the results have been appreciated in the world.

  • Planning

    Motoji Matsuda (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University), Itsushi Kawase (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Motoji Matsuda, Itsushi Kawase

  • Drawing

    Noriko Narisawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Music selection

    Itsushi Kawase

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Juichi Itani

  • Cooperation

    National Museum of Ethnology; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Itsushi Kawase, Tatsuro Suehara, Masashi Suda, Xiaogang Sun, Tadasu Tsuruta, Shunya Hino, Motoji Matsuda, National Museum of Ethnology

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    7min 34sec

  • Language

    Japanese

African Farming Societies: Agriculture in Miombos

Study of African farming societies, started at the 1960s, have been approaching to the heart of traditional farming societies by investigating relationship, mediated by farming, between a natural environment, economy, and a society. The results and experience are inherited to practical studies seeking the way to developing modern Africa. In this video, a history of the study of farming societies is shown, focusing on savanna woodlands (Miombo).

  • Planning

    Juichi Itani (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Kiyotaka Yoshimitsu

  • Drawing

    Noriko Narisawa, Fumi Kondo (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Music

    Tetsuya Okuno (T-BORN)

  • Narration

    Eiji Tsuda

  • Supervision

    Juichi Itani

  • Cooperation

    National Museum of Ethnology; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Juichi Itani, Jun’ichiro Itani, Keisuke Oka, Makoto Kakeya, Morie Kaneko, Fumi Kondo, Kagari Shikata, Tatsuro Suehara, Yuko Sugiyama, Nobuyuki Hata, Masaaki Hirai

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    13min 44sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Pastoral Societies in the Drylands of East Africa

At the drylands of East Africa, there are societies of pastoral people who depend on livestock. From 1961, Kyoto University have carried out long fieldworks in pastoral societies at Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and published results to the world. In this video, you can look back on a history of the fieldworks, taking life of Rendille pastoralists of Kenya as an example.

  • Planning

    Itaru Ohta (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Xiaogang Sun (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Editing

    Daisuke Bundou (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Drawing

    Fumi Kondo, Noriko Narisawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Itaru Ohta

  • Cooperation

    National Museum of Ethnology; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Xiaogang Sun, Kyoko Nakamura, Katsuyoshi Fukui, National Museum of Ethnology

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    7min 54sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Paleoanthropology in Africa

Only less than a few percent of fossil anthropoids, which have a history of over twenty million years, have been found so far. To reveal how anthropoids evolved and brought human, chimpanzees, and gorillas into exist is a work just like connecting points with lines. At a burning land of Kenya, paleoanthropologists continue excavating to find clearer evidences.

  • Planning

    Masato Nakatsukasa (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Daisuke Bundou (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Drawing

    Noriko Narisawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Masato Nakatsukasa

  • Cooperation

    the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Hidemi Ishida, Jun’ichiro Itani, Yutaka Kunimatsu, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yoshihiko Nakano, Ayumi Yamamoto

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    7min 15sec

  • Language

    Japanese

The Forest People of Central Africa

At Congo Basin, which is located at the center of African tropical rainforest, is home to hunting-gathering people called the Pygmies. Their distinctive culture that depends various blessings of the forest, and excellent dance that have been known as “Dancers of the God” from the time of the Old Kingdom of Egypt attracted researchers. This video follows the researchers’ footprints.

  • Planning

    Mitsuo Ichikawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Mitsuo Ichikawa, Daisuke Bundou (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Drawing

    Fumi Kondo (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Mitsuo Ichikawa

  • Cooperation

    Primate Research Institute Kyoto University; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Mitsuo Ichikawa, Kaori Komatsu, Shiho Hattori, Daisuke Bundou, Primate Research Institute Kyoto University

  • Year

    2008

  • Duration

    9min 38sec

  • Language

    Japanese

History of Primatology in Africa

Studies of Primatology in Africa by Kyoto University have left considerable results, such as observation of chimpanzees by Lake Tanganyika, ecology and social structures of great apes that had not been known so far. In this video, you can take a view of the development of primatology, watching cultures of chimpanzees, which vary from area to area.

  • Planning

    Toshisada Nishida (Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    oshisada Nishida, Kouichiro Zamma (Great Ape Research Institute of Hayashibara Biomedical Laboratories, Inc.)

  • Music

    Sitwa Juma Hassani

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Nishida Toshisada

  • Cooperation

    Takeshi Furuichi (Primate Research Institute Kyoto University); Primate Research Institute Kyoto University; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University; Japan Monkey Centre

  • Information providing

    Jun’ichiro Itani, Shigeo Uehara, Takayoshi Kano, Kouichiro Zamma, Yukimaru Sugiyama, Toshisada Nishida, Kazuhiko Hosaka

  • Year

    Released in October, 2008

  • Duration

    9min 50sec

  • Language

    Japanese

Road to Africa

In 1958, Kinji Imanishi and Jun’ichiro Itani, Kyoto University, visited Africa for the first time to investigate gorillas and chimpanzees that hold the key to the mystery of the evolution of human. In this video, you can look back on a half century long history of African studies, and follow the development of primatology, ecological anthropology, cultural anthropology, paleoanthropology, and African Area Studies in Japan.

  • Planning

    Mitsuo Ichikawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Direction

    Mitsuo Ichikawa, Daisuke Bundou (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Drawing

    Noriko Narisawa (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Narration

    Moriyuki Hishida

  • Supervision

    Mitsuo Ichikawa, Juichi Itani (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

  • Cooperation

    National Museum of Ethnology; the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

  • Information providing

    Jun’ichiro Itani, Mitsuo Ichikawa, Masao Kawai, Itsushi Kawase, Tatsuo Kira, Masayoshi Shigeta, Xiaogang Sun, Masato Nakatsukasa, Toshisada Nishida, Motoji Matsuda, Juichi Yamagiwa, Nobuyuki Hata, National Museum of Ethnology, Primate Research Institute Kyoto University, The Kyoto University Museum, Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto

  • Year

    Released in October, 2008

  • Duration

    9min 31sec

  • Language

    Japanese