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This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." This documentary was produced in 1992 by Executive Producers Paul B. Johnson and Toshio Murayama; Senior Producer Laura T. Schneider; and Co-producer John W. Hiller in association with Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha and presented by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. The documentary allows viewers to experience the secrets of Japanese gardens and their influence on Japanese society today and features both traditional and contemporary Japanese gardens including those of the legendary Moss Temple of Saihoji, Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu), Tenryu-shi, the Ken Domon Museum of Photography (Domon Ken Kinenkan), and Sogetsu Hall. Both an English and a Japanese language version were produced. The documentary won an Emmy. Materials include original camera rolls, soundtracks, internegatives, A and B rolls, dubs, and related materials on film and videotape.
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- Hiller, John W.
- Johnson, Paul B.
- Murayama, Toshio.
- Schneider, Laura T.
- Domon Ken Kinenkan
- Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha
- WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
- Sogetsu Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
- Katsura Rikyū (Kyoto, Japan)
- Saihōji (Kyoto, Japan)
- Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1992)
- Gardens -- Japan
- Documentary films
- Documentary television programs
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Television -- Production and direction
- Tenryū-shi (Japan)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-210, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions