I began this blog in 2006 while teaching a course on the relationship between Japanese and Western cinema at Kanagawa University and named it after the cosy corner of Bunkyo-ku where I was living. What began as a chronicle of whatever I happened to find at the video store transformed into a journey into the world of Japanese IndependentAnimation upon the discovery of an exhibition of the work of Tomoyasu Murata in a tiny gallery on Hongo Dori. Now living in Germany, my love of Japanese cinema is reinvigorated annually by Nippon Connection.
Thank you for dropping by,
Catherine Munroe Hotes, PhD. in Film and Visual Culture (Exeter, UK)