Urashima Taro: a Japanese folk tale

United States, 1979

Film
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An animated adaptation of a Japanese folk tale about Urashima Taro, who, after doing a good deed for a sea turtle, is transported to a kingdom beneath the sea. When he returns to land he discovers to his dismay that 3000 years have passed. An unusual story, highlighting the different cultural approach of the Japanese to story telling.

Credits

producer

Peggy Okeya

Duration

00:11:20:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323753

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Japan - Social life and customs

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Literature → Folk literature, Japanese

Literature → Japanese literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Storytelling

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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