〔資料紹介〕梅村豊撮影歌舞伎写真 [in Japanese] Report on Kabuki Photographs Taken by UMEMURA Yutaka [in Japanese]
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This paper provides an inventory of 841 kabuki photographs taken by UMEMURA Yutaka (1923. 6. 15_2007. 6. 5), who was a photographer at Engeki Shuppansha. He took many kabuki photographs for a kabuki journal "Engeki-kai" for as long as 57 years. Umemura kept a long-term watch on kabuki theatre since 1950 and his photographs describe the history of kabuki theatre since World War II. In 2007, a collection of kabuki photographs taken by UMEMURA was endowed to the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, by his wife, UMEMURA Noriko. The actual investigation of the collection started in April 2008 and the overall view of the collection has become clear. Included in the collection are 84,666 black-and-white negatives taken between 1956 and 2007. The negatives listed here are 841 dating between August 1956 and June 1960. Although they are only a part of the enormous works by UMEMURA, it is sure that they are valuable records of kabuki performances around 1960.
- 無形文化遺産研究報告 = Research and Reports on Intangible Cultural Heritage
無形文化遺産研究報告 = Research and Reports on Intangible Cultural Heritage (3), 135-192, 2009-03-31