Benshi and the Introduction of Motion Pictures to Japan
This article explores the history of silent film and their narrators in late 19th and early 20th Century Japan. Using the history of film, the article introduces key concepts regarding the integration of foreign ideas and technologies into Japan. Originally published in Monumenta Nipponica.
Reproduced with permission of Monumenta Nipponica and Jeffrey A. Dym.
Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, James Read Levy, and Jon T. Hutcheson.
About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource is generously funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (P017A100018).