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Program Title: Makiko's New World
EASC Code: JM-87
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
Director: David Plath
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Release Date: 1999
Running Time: 57 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Early in the 20th century new opportunities were opened to Japanese women, thanks to modern consumer goods and to the new technologies of self-awareness offered by snapshot cameras, family albums, and mass produced diary books. Nakano Makiko and her family were on the hinge of historical change in 1910, the year that she kept a daily record of her activities as the young wife in a busy merchant household in Kyoto. Makiko's New World transports its viewers into the almost-forgotten milieu of urban Japan a century ago. The program blends historical photos and film footage with pictures from family albums and with dramatized reenactments of events Makiko recorded in her diary.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006