Films to be Restored & Digitally Remastered

Scenes from the Film Archive showing the pottery town of Mashiko, from 1934-1971

Trip to Japan
Filmed by Bernard Leach
1934-35 (70 minutes)

Mashiko Village Pottery, Japan
1937 (32 minutes)
Produced by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai

Ryukyu no Mingei
(The Mingei of Okinawa)
1939, (5 minutes)
Produced by the Japan Folk Crafts Museum

Bernard Leach visit to Mills College
Oakland, California
1950 (10 minutes)
Filmed by A. R. Alexander

The Leach Pottery, 1952
(35 minutes)
Produced by the
St Ives Camera Club (?)

Shoji Hamada at
Scripps College, California
1953 (15 minutes)
Produced by Richard Petterson

Onda Pottery, 1954
with Bernard Leach and Soetsu Yanagi
(16 minutes)
Produced by the Oita Prefectural
Government, Japan

Onda Village Potters
Looking at Mingei
1957 (17 minutes)
Produced by
West Japan Film Co. Oita, Japan

Bernard Leach Visit to
New Zealand
1962 (17 minutes)
Produced by
Tartan Films, New Zealand

Potters at Work
1976 (26 minutes)
Produced and directed by Marty Gross

 The Art of the Potter
1971 (52 minutes)
Produced by David Outerbridge
& Sidney Reichman

New Interviews
Interviews on history and
relevance of Mingei today