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Kihachiro Kawamoto

Stop-motion Animator
11 January 1925 to 22 August 2010

A filmmaker who animated puppets using the stop-motion animation technique, Kawamoto’s stories drew upon European influences while also reflecting Japanese traditions. They include The Demon (1973), Dojoji Temple (1976), House of Flame (1979), Rennyo And His Mother (1981), The Sleeping Beauty (1990) and A Book Of A Dead Person (2005).

- Read Kihachiro Kawamoto's Guardian Obituary.