NTSC, Region Code 2, 85 minutes, black & white. First of a fascinating documentary series that introduces traditional Japanese culture, the various masters in their fields, their techniques, lives and personalities. Filmed in 1959 and 1960 by Iwanami Film Works and broadcast on Fuji Television.
1. Ito Ayatsuri (Traditional Puppets, Edo Period Marionettes) 2. Shamisen-shi (Shamisen Maker) 3. Awa no Ningyo Joruri (Puppet Theatre from Awa, Tokushima Prefecture) 4. Hanabi (Fireworks) 5. Violin o Tsukuru (Violin Maker)