Several years ago I obtained a copy of a fairly old VHS video which Tsuyoshi Kawakami (Torazo) transferred to DVD for me.

Regrettably I lost the DVD.

At the time, Kazuo Takeda, producer of the video, gave me permission to share the video online.

Sadly those digital files have also been lost.

On entering the library at Purdin Koi last week there on the shelf were the original VHS tapes of Kaz Takeda’s ‘History of Niigata Nishikigoi – parts 1 and 2’.

Whilst in the USA we had them again transferred to DVD, and now I have uploaded it again to Vimeo with Kaz’s permission.


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Part 1 can be viewed below, which includes an interview with 104 year old Takeshi Seki.

Part 2 to follow.


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