[Image: Film proposal for a film based on Balzac's novel (ca. 1947), Museum collection]
[Image: "Dersu Uzala" scenario, Reference: Arseniyev Expedition Map [partial] (1973), owned by Machiko Nito]

Akira Kurosawa, Screenwriter

National Film Archive of Japan


Akira Kurosawa
Ever since the 2010 exhibition “Akira Kurosawa Retrospective at his Centenary,” the National Film Archive of Japan has engaged in a groundbreaking exploration of Kurosawa’s films through exhibitions, among them the poster showings “Kurosawa Travels around the World” (2018) and “Rashomon at the 70th Anniversary” (2020). This exhibition, prepared with Kurosawa experts' full cooperation, focuses on Kurosawa’s scriptwriting skills and thus represents the latest in this series of research endeavors.

*Free admission on November 3 (Thu).

Venue: National Film Archive of Japan Gallery Room (7F)


Aug 2 (Tue) 2022-Nov 27 (Sun) 2022 

Opening Hours Information

Until 20:00 on the last Friday of each month.
*Opening hours depend on each film.
*Admission to Exhibitions until 18:00.
Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.
Closed from September 6 to September 9, and September 27 to October 2.
FeeAdults ¥250; University Students ¥130; Seniors 65 & Over, High School Students and Under, NFA Campus Members free.
VenueNational Film Archive of Japan
Location3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
Access1 minute walk from exit 1 at Kyobashi Station on the Ginza line, 1 minute walk from exit A4 at Takaracho Station on the Toei Asakusa line, 5 minute walk from exit 7 at Ginza-itchome Station on the Yurakucho line.
Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)