• Kyodo


An exhibition featuring the personal effects of renowned filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu will open Oct. 16 at a museum in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, where the director spent six years just after World War II, museum officials said Saturday.

The exhibition at the Noda municipal folk museum will display about 130 of Ozu’s sketches and personal items. Ozu (1903-1963) is known for such works as 1953’s “Tokyo monogatari” (“Tokyo Story”), which depicts sad and comic moments of family life in postwar Japan.

Ozu, who was drafted into the military, went to live with his family in Noda in 1946 after spending time in a detention camp in Singapore, but little has been known about his years in the city.

The museum organized the special exhibit, which is free of charge and runs through Nov. 14, with the cooperation of his relatives to mark the centennial of his birth, which was celebrated worldwide last year.

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