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Asia Scene: the First Anime Film, Hakujaden


I didn’t know what this movie was, but web searches revealed that it’s known around the world as the first anime film. The entire film is above. It’s very much in the style of Disney, even in that Toei adapted a foreign story for the film. There are cute animals, cute children, and serious looking adults. I’ve seen only a little of the movie, but, it also has colorism; that’s unfortunate.

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Dehoarding: Japanese American and Asian 1960s Ephemera First Lot

These photos show a portion of the material in this group of documents. There is a cartoon book, a pack of Ainu postcards, several Japanese American newspapers, clippings, civic publications from different Asian countries, and a Little Tokyo business map. All 1960s. This isn’t yet listed for auction. Contact if you want to purchase it or pay to have it sent to some archive.