The Wonderful gift of the crane

Japan, 1968

Film
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A traditional Japanese story told with animated puppets. An elderly peasant cottage weaver frees a crane from a trap and his kindness is rewarded unexpectedly by magical gifts. The tale unfolds against a backdrop of colourful snow.

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Credits

producer

Masaji Hara

production company

Nippon Kangyo Bank

Gakken Company

director

Kazuhiko Watanabe

Duration

00:17:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1968

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323172

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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