Yasuji Murata

Animator, Deceased Person

1896 – 1966

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Who was Yasuji Murata?

Yasuji Murata was a pioneering animator who helped develop the art of anime in Japan. Studying the animation techniques of Sanae Yamamoto, Murata produced dozens of mostly educational films at the Yokohama Cinema studio featuring such characters as Momotarō and Norakuro. Along with Noburō Ōfuji, he was renowned as a master of cutout animation. Among his students were such animators as Yoshitarō Kataoka.

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Born
Jan 24, 1896
Japan
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Died
Nov 2, 1966

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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