2/19/2022

Ryōhei Yanagihara and Hiroshi Manabe: Out of Three-Person Animation Circle

In partnership with Collaborative Cataloging Japan

2/19/2022 | 7:00 PM

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In this second screening, Go Hirasawa highlights two artists of the Three-Person Animation Circle (Animation 3-nin no Kai), a group formed at Sogetsu Art Center by Yōji Kuri, Ryōhei Yanagihara, and Hiroshi Manabe. In Hirasawa’s program, we are delighted to present the premiere of the digitally restored version of Ryōhei Yanagihara’s Sea Battle (Kaisen, 1960).

Sea Battle (Kaisen)

(Ryōhei Yanagihara, 1960, 20 min, b/w, sound, 16mm transferred to digital)

Commotion at Ikedaya (Ikedaya Sōdō)

(Ryōhei Yanagihara, 1961, 8 min, color, sound, 35mm transferred to digital)

Two Samurai (Futari Zamurai Homare no Kawakiri)

(Ryōhei Yanagihara, 1963, 7 min, color, sound, 35mm transferred to digital)

M.S. CHANDA

(Ryōhei Yanagihara, 1965, 8 min, color, sound, 35mm transferred to digital)

Jikan (Time)

(Hiroshi Manabe, 1963, 8 min, b/w, sound, 35mm transferred to digital)

March

(Hiroshi Manabe, 3 min, color, sound,  35mm transferred to digital)

Submarine Cassiopeia (Sensuikan Cassiopeia)

(Hiroshi Manabe, 964, 6 min, color, sound, 35mm transferred to digital)

Curated by Go Hirsaawa

In 1960, Yōji Kuri, Ryōhei Yanagihara, and Hiroshi Manabe formed Three-Person Animation Circle (Animation 3-nin no Kai), with Sōgetsu Art Center as a base of activity and the goal of pursuing innovative expression in the animation medium. Consisting of designers, illustrators and artists, the group held annual screenings of new, experimental works in collaboration with avant-garde artists of other genres, significantly influencing the subsequent history of independent, artistic animated films. In 1964 the screening series was rebranded as an “Animation Festival,” which served as a valuable venue for animators’ presentation of new works. In this program, we are delighted to present the premiere of a digitally restored version of Ryōhei Yanagihara’s Sea Battle (Kaisen) (1960), which was first screened by the Three-Person Animation Circle and then thought to be lost, as well as Hiroshi Manabe’s Time (Jikan) (1963) and other important works by these two artists.

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