A memorial event titled “Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan’s Greatest Cinematographer,” featuring the great cinematographer, Kazuo Miyagawa, who has worked intimatey with Japan’s internationally acclaimed film directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, and Kenji Mizoguchi, was held in New York and ended successfully .
In celebration of the 110the anniversary of the birth of Kazuo Miyagawa (1908 – 1999) and coinsiding with Japan Society’s 110th Anniversary season. Co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) and Japan Society.The event screened a total of 25 films in two separate venues,a total of 27 films when including the films screened at the Film Forum, held right before the opening of the series. Three New York venues held a memorial screening of many famous works filmed by Japan’s greatest cinematographer, Miyagawa.
IMAGICA Corporation (CEO:Katsumi Obayashi, Located in Shinagawa,Tokyo) was in charge of 4K restoring of Floating Weeds (1959, KADOKAWA), which was the opening work of this event and the only work in which Miyagawa worked with Director Yasujiro Ozu.
KADOKAWA completed this new 4K-remastered edition, funded by Japan Foundation, supervised by Kazuo Miyagawa’s assistant cinematographer, Masahiro Miyajima.
Our aim was to re-create the unique coloring techniques in Agfacolor through color management techniques based on the technical documents from that time.
IMAGICA would like to continue repairing and restoring films using the latest technologies in order to pass them down to the next generation.