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SCREENING: Tōkaidō Shinkansen

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Free screenings for all Japanese language speakers of a rare documentary showing the construction process of the first shinkansen train.

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In conjunction with the exhibition Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow, Japan House London is delighted to invite all Japanese language speakers to two free public screenings of a rare documentary showing the construction process of the first shinkansen, from the start of the works to its inauguration in October 1964.

The short film documents the most important footsteps of the construction of the iconic ‘Series 0’ Shinkansen train from April 1959 to 1 October 1964 when the New Main Line was inaugurated just before the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, providing a rare glimpse in the construction process and engineering prowess that made it possible.

Please note that the screening is in Japanese only, with no English subtitles. Duration: 50 minutes.

開催中の展覧会「東京 1964 明日へのデザイン 」に合わせ、東海道新幹線が1964年10月の開業に至るまでの建設過程を描いた映画、「東海道新幹線」の無料上映会を、日本語話者の皆様に向けて、Japan House Londonにて2回に渡り実施します。

同映画における最も重要な箇所は、「東京オリンピック1964」開催直前に新幹線が開通するにあたり、東京~新大阪間を走り抜けた「新幹線0系電車」の1959年4月~1964年10月1日における誕生のプロセスです。日本の卓越した技術によって、同車両が誕生するまでの制作過程の模様を、当時の日本の様子とともに事細かに描き出します。

※同映画は日本語のみで上映され、英語字幕はございません。本編は50分となります。

Before making your booking you might want to note the following:

  • Every guest will require their own ticket.
  • The screening will begin at the start of the allotted time on your ticket. We advise that guests arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the screening begins. Please note we are unable to guarantee entry to those who arrive after the screening has begun.
  • Guests will also be able to access the Ground Floor, including The Shop, The Stand and our cultural installations (tickets are not required here).
  • If you have any problems with using this system to book your ticket, please email us at info@japanhouselondon.uk with your preferred date and time.
  • We recommend that guests (aged 11 and over) wear a face covering, unless they are exempt.
  • Please exercise caution in keeping a safe distance from other guests and members of staff. Japan House London continues to cap capacity but this will be increased.

Full details of our new safety measures and guidelines for our guests (including FAQs) are available at www.japanhouselondon.uk/covid.

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