- 武庫川女子大学紀要. 人文・社会科学編 (ISSN:09163115)
- vol.61, pp.11-21, 2013
We, the Society for the Research of Modern Culture of Kobe, have been studying the cultural formation ofthe port city of Kobe from various aspects. In this paper( which will form the first part of our whole research)we deliver a report on the trend of movies, theater, performing arts, fine arts and photography in thecity, by scrutinizing a series of articles, Zassô-en, written by the Kobe correspondents, in the newspaper KobeFuroku, Osaka Asahi Shimbun, issued in 1923. Through the Zassô-en articles we can see not only various incidentsreported by the correspondents but also their love for their hometown, which encouraged them toplan and carry out diverse cultural and artistic events in the town. We can also find the trend of the picturehouses and moviegoers in Shinkaichi, Kobe, in those days, especially the way the entrepreneurs attractedpeople. Concerning the theater, the articles tell us that the things gladly accepted then were comedy and Shinkokugeki.