【Apply by July 5th (Fri)】Chofu City and the Institute of Japan Studies TUFS (CAAS Unit) present: 3rd Movie Town Chofu Walking Tour

We are happy to announce the third instalment of the Movie Town Chofu Walking Tour with the kind cooperation of Chofu City and its movie-related companies under the Mutual Friendship Cooperation Agreement between TUFS and Chofu. The themes of this year are Chofu’s history as ‘Movie Town’ and the industrial and technological changes from past to present. We will study and experience a part of our film history through walking and listening to the guide’s explanations about the origin and changes of the Chofu film industry and its conversion from interwar to postwar. We will also learn about digitization and film preservation from the pros at Tokyo Laboratory.
*Apply by July 5th (Fri), in person or by email.
Contact: Iris Haukamp <haukamp[at]tufs.ac.jp> (Please change [at] to @)

Maximum number of participants

* First-come-first-served basis, but priority is given to: 1) students, 2) auditors and recurrent students, 3) members of the public

Date & time

Thursday 25 July 2019 / 9:30am

Meeting place

Keio Tamagawa St. (Sagamihara line), Chofu-side exit

Participation Fee

Free, but you have to pay for your own expenses (transportation, lunch, insurance* etc.)
1. Please provide proof of accident and personal liability insurances. (usually, students will have joined an insurance upon entering university)
2. * If you do not have the above insurances, you must inform us, and we will enroll you in the appropriate, one-time insurance (about 100 yen).

Tour guide

Mr. Masao Miyajima (Head of the Former-Nikkatsu and Daiei Mura Association)


Please see the poster


Please see the poster

Organized by

Chofu City and the Institute of Japan Studies TUFS (CAAS Unit)


1st Walking Tour(2017)
2nd Walking Tour(2018)