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Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

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Ken Ogata, an actor who has been active in a wide range of fields such as TV dramas, movies, and documentary programs in the dawn and development period since he joined the theater company Shinkokugeki in 1958 until his death in 2008. This year, which is the thirteenth anniversary of the event, "Actor Ken Ogata and his era" is being held, which gives a bird's-eye view of the transition of Japanese popular culture after the war from a large number of relics. We spoke with his eldest son, Kanta Ogata, at the Yokohama History Museum.

We also provided gifts such as admission tickets, so please read them carefully!

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

You left behind a lot of things such as scripts, posters, props, and books.

My father is a person who can't throw away things anyway (laughs). Since I was a kid, I thought, "It's a house with a lot of things," because I keep even one small pencil (laughs). When I rebuilt my house about 30 years ago, I disposed of it quite a bit, but there are still a lot of different things left. This time, it can be said that this is an exhibition that makes the best use of such father's nature.

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

What made you decide to hold an exhibition?

The reason for this was that the daughter of the playwright Hideji Hojo, the author of "Osho," introduced Professor Hiroomi Baba of Tokai University. It seems that Mr. Hojo also left behind a huge amount of materials, but I heard that Mr. Baba had arranged them properly, so I consulted with him about his father's relics.

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Professor Baba is a person who specializes in so-called "local government history" in modern Japanese history.

That's right. Focusing on living in Tsurumi for most of his life, he organized the materials from the perspective of "actors related to Kanagawa." I think it took a lot of time and effort, but as a result, I was able to show it not as a retrospective exhibition of my father, but as an exhibition that gives a bird's-eye view of the flow of popular culture from the postwar period to the Showa and Heisei eras. I am really grateful to Dr. Baba for the exhibition, which can be enjoyed by young people who do not know my father.

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

With this, most of the relics have been sorted out.

No, it's still about two-thirds of the total (laughs). The attic is loaded with cardboard that has not yet been opened. There are letters and photos inside, so if you organize them, you may be able to feel the times from the connections and friendships between people. There is no doubt that this will be a difficult task, so I will think patiently (laughs).

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

Is the title of the exhibition written by Mr. Mikita?

Is it your father's influence that you started to like calligraphy?

How is it? My dad wrote in his own way, and I don't have a mentor either. Sometimes I use my father's book as a model, but I wasn't interested in it at all in my lifetime ... I didn't like it.
I think it was around the third grade of elementary school. When I was starting writing for my school homework, my father came home and asked, "What character do you like?" When I thought of it as "wind", I was told to "write it", but no matter how many I wrote, the exchange of "no" and "one more time" made me regretful and tattered. I cried. From now on, my busy father sometimes came back early, so I might have been trying to communicate with my child, but I was in the third grade of elementary school. The event became traumatic and I hated writing, and I had never thought about writing until a few years ago.
That's why I'm enjoying writing in this way now, so maybe I was led by my father somewhere.

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

We also spoke with Professor Hiroomi Baba of Tokai University, who supervised this exhibition.

Is Ken Ogata postwar since his debut in the new national drama?In the turbulent times of the 21st century, he has always been a top star. Why was he able to play an active part to the end? Looking back at his life from the stage actors of the big theater to the early TV dramas and movies, he traces the trajectory of postwar popular culture and gives a bird's-eye view of the transition of the media. I realize that it is an act. When the TV drama reached maturity, he expanded his activities to documentary and stood on the stage of a small theater. It may be a sign that you have always been honest with your interests.

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

On the other hand, I am also attracted to the true face of a citizen, such as living in Tsurumi, Yokohama, and going to a local dining room with my family.
Now that the corona wreck has had a tremendous impact on popular culture, including the stage, a fundamental transformation of the traditional way of doing things is required. I hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity to explore new guidelines in this field and send ale to people who "act" and "watch".

Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

《Actor Ken Ogata and his time》
[Session] October 3rd (Sat) -December 6th (Sun)
[Opening hours] 9:00 to 16:30 (Ticket sales until 16:00)
[Venue] Yokohama History Museum
[Closed] Mondays (excluding November 23 ), November 24
[Admission fee] General ¥ 500 / High school / university student ¥ 300 / Elementary / junior high school student, living in Yokohama city 65 years old and over ¥ 100 **********************************

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[Summary of gift application]
We will give you a ticket for "Actor Ken Ogata and his era" being held at the Yokohama History Museum (until Sunday, December 6, 2020) and original goods for the exhibition. Please select one and apply.
[A] Admission ticket 5 groups 10 people
[B] Ken Ogata Postcard Set for 5 people
Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition
[C] Original staff T-shirt S size 1 person
[D] Original staff T-shirt M size 1 person
[E] Original staff T-shirt L size 1 person
[F] Original staff T-shirt XL size 1 person
Ask Kanta Ogata! "Actor Ken Ogata and his time" exhibition

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[Application deadline]
Friday, November 6th, 23:59so

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