Kenshin forever – A first-ever marathon screening of all 5 installments!

The Rurouni Kenshin saga has come to an end. Let us revel in the bittersweetness though a marathon screening of this 5-part, 10-year, 683-minute epic.



A must-watch selection of the latest international history films!

A hand-selected collection of the latest history films from all over the world, each of them irresistibly compelling with a message that can only be conveyed through history. Online screenings also available.



The Women in the Studio:
Script Supervisor Misae Tanaka and the Actresses

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Toei Films, let us look back into the history of jidaigeki with a focus on the filmography of Misae Tanaka, an Uzumasa-based script supervisor who supported the studio from its inception.

Misae Tanaka[Script Supervisor]
Misae Tanaka was born in January 1930 in Osaka. Her father is cinematographer Takenori Takahashi who worked in productions including Shinko Kinema Co., Ltd. Tanaka joined Shochiku Shimogamo Studio in September 1946 and made her debut as a script supervisor with Moderu to Wakasama (directed by Kōichi Takagi) which was released in May 1947. In June 1947, she moved to Tōyoko Films (later Toei) shortly after its inception. In her 60 years as a script supervisor with Toei, she worked on more than 250 films and TV shows until Tsukigami (2007, directed by Yasuo Furuhata), becoming the backbone of Toei Kyoto Studio. Actors and crew members, including Kinji Fukasaku, placed the utmost confidence in the quality of her work. Tanaka passed away in October 2018.

Special Programs with Istituto Italiano di Cultura Osaka

La Biennale di Venezia – Biennale College Cinema

Japan premieres of cutting-edge works from the Venice Film Festival

A special program realized through the collaboration of three entities: Kyoto Filmmakers Lab (KFL), HISTORICA’s own training program; Biennale College Cinema, a project by the cinema section of La Biennale di Venezia; and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Osaka. Partner: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Osaka

Cineteca di Bologna – Il Cinema Ritrovato

Visualizing Dante’s Image of Hell and the Devil

To commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, we are screening a SFX film from the earliest days of Italian cinema inspired by “L’Inferno”, the first part of The Divine Comedy. Brought to you as a new collaboration program with Il Cinema Ritrovato, the Italian film festival known for its focus on restored classic films.

Kyoto Filmmakers Lab Screening

KFL alumni are coming back to Kyoto with their feature films!

In cooperation with Historica’s training program “Kyoto Filmmakers Lab (KFL)”, we are screening feature films by KFL alumni. Let us welcome the alumni coming back to Kyoto where they once learned the art of filmmaking, like salmon returning from the ocean to their home rivers.

Kyoto Film Pitching Screening

Kyoto Film Pitching is a competition of jidaigeki pitches open to young filmmakers and video creators. We will screen The Water Sprite, the winning film of the 12th Kyoto Film Pitching, to celebrate its completion.

Advance registration is required for Kyoto film pitching Screening. Please apply using the application form below.
For more details, please check the official website.