The Works of Yuji Miyazaki, Illustrator for Films; At the Centenary of Kinema Junpo Magazine

National Film Archive of Japan is proud to present the endearing illustrations of Yuji Miyazaki. Miyazaki has been an illustrator for more than 40 years, with much of his work appearing in Kinema Junpo, a film magazine that is celebrating its centenary in 2019.
Miyazaki’s illustrations have appeared in all manner of things concerning the cinema. While doing his main job as a director of television commercials and programs, he has continued to illustrate for numerous film magazines as well as calendars, books, posters, and even movie theater walls. His works are familiar to many movie enthusiasts. His caricatures of personalities and depictions of movie scenes from films of the past and present, and of Japan and elsewhere, are drawn in a deformed style with unique sensitivities. They are sometimes humorous, sometimes serious. His addition of handwritten comments on his illustrations further enhances their appeal. Moreover, his descriptions of film shootings, which reflect his experience as a TV director, and his various “Eiga Chizu” (film map) works, which he prepared with meticulous investigation of the relationship between place and film, are unparalleled resources. Every fan of film in Japan has undoubtedly seen his work somewhere.
In this exhibit, which is being held with Miyazaki’s full cooperation, we present treasurable posters from early in his career and even some unreleased works. Many of the illustrations shown are originals. The assembled items provide a comprehensive look at works that embody Miyazaki’s love of film.


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