Kawamoto, Kihachiro

Kawamoto, Kihachiro

Given name: 喜八郎
Family name: 川本
Birthday: Jan 11, 1925
Member Favorites: 14
Died: August 23, 2010.

Japanese designer and maker of puppets, a director, writer and animator of independently-made stop motion films and president of the Japan Animation Association since 1989 (until his death in August 2010), succeeding Osamu Tezuka. Previously an illustrator and doll maker, he has collaborated with Tadasu Iizawa and trained under Tadahito Mochinaga and, later, Jiří Trnka. His most famous creations in his native Japan are the puppets he designed and made for a long-running TV series adaptation of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms; internationally he is better known for his own short films. Most of these are model animation; Tabi and Shijin no Shōgai are cutout animation and the French-language Farce anthropo-cynique is mixed media.

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Dojoji Temple
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Fuyu no Hi
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House of Flames
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Ibara-Hime Mata wa Nemuri-Hime
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Kihachiro Kawamoto's Self-Portrait
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Rennyo to Sono Haha
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Puppet Anime Creator Kawamoto Kihachiro Passes Away ( 1 2 3 4 )
75 replies by LoveEnmaAi »»
09-03-10, 5:45 PM
kitasemuatanah | 11-28-13, 5:55 PM
Truly a genius. His short films, haunting and in a different class. Less & less we see people like him nowadays.

Arrvilja | 11-20-11, 3:30 PM
I got acquainted with the heritage of Kawamoto-sama not long ago and was amazed by it. His later works are especially striking as they are very detailed. And every single detail was paid attention to *sighs*
It's such a pity he passed away. He was a Genius. Eternal respect to you, Master!

VincentHarkonnen | 06-24-11, 5:47 AM
RIP :( His stories were so beautiful...

LoveEnmaAi | 09-03-10, 5:46 PM

enerjak | 08-28-10, 10:59 AM

sabutaatti | 08-28-10, 10:26 AM

Retro8bit | 08-27-10, 12:01 PM

You were one of the greats, and I will continue to watch your work!

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