The Japanese Cinema Archives
The idea for JCA formed in the late 2000s, when I was studying Film History and Alternative film at the University in Oslo. At the time the project was meant to become a book, rather than a blog.
This all changed in the early 2010s, when I was working on my Master's Thesis on the style of Japanese cinema. Over the next 15 years, I saw and took notes on hundreds of Japanese movies.
Finally, after some uninspired years, I rekindled my interest for Japanese film, which in turn led to the startup of Japanese Cinema Archives in 2019.