Early Summer

1935 , Japan (Other)

Country life in Japan.

Documentary. Daily life in rural Japan. Women working in paddy fields; a woman at home hanging out washing and feeding chickens; washing linen in the river and then cooling her feet in the water. Daily rituals sets against impressionistic shots of the landscape.

Keywords

Countryside; Women workers

Background Information

This film was made by Tatsuichi Okamoto (also found referred to as Tatuschi Okamoto). He lived in Matsuyama, Japan. He was born 24 April 1898 in Ehime. Okamoto was the son of a lawmaker. Okamoto served as a mayor of Saijō City in Ehime Prefecture between April 1951 and April 1955. See Amateur Cinema website https://www.amateurcinema.org/ A letter by Tatsuichi Okamoto writing about his work on 8mm film appears in the September 1936 issue of Cine Kodak News http://mcnygenealogy.com/book/kodak/cine-kodak-v12-n04.pdf The accompanying text notes that ’Mr Okamoto is one of the outstanding amateur cinematographers of the world. In 1935 he won first award for photography in the international contest of the American Society of Cinematographers, open to 8mm and 16mm films, with his ‘Vanishing Autumn’. In 1934 his ‘Tender Friendship’ reel carried off the same award. In 1932 his ‘Early Spring’ first brought him renown by capturing the photographic award.’ Films known of: Lullaby 1931 / 1932 Early Spring 1932 Tender Friendship 1933 Autumn Leaves 1934 Early Summer 1932 / 1935 Vanishing Autumn 1935 Dates may be date of production, or award in competition, drawn from the sources mentioned above

  • Camera : T. Okamoto (photographer)

  • Production company : Okamoto Picture

  • Distributor : Institute of Amateur Cinematographers

Manifestations

Early Summer

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    Duration
    0:09:38
    Modification Date
    15/05/2019
    Parts
    Reference
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    Duration
    0:09:38
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    0:09:38
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:10
    Modification Date
    15/05/2019
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:10
    Modification Date
    01/09/2010
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV195727
    Canonical Identifier
    2006/51
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
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    Colour System
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    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:22
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    26/07/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    684738
    Sound
    silent

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