The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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OMORI Yasuhiro
OMORI Yasuhiro
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
Personal website http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english/aboutus/pe/omori/02

Born :

Tokyo 18th June, 1943

Education:

1968
St. Paul University (Tokyo) B.A. Economic.
1972
University of Tours (France) M.A. Sociology, under Prof. Jean Duvignaud
1974
University of Paris V (France) M.A. Ethnology, under Prof. Robert Cresswell
1977
University of Paris X (France) Dr. Ethnology, under Prof. Jean Rouch.

Academic Employment:

1976
Assistant Professor (Cultural Anthropology and Ethnographic Film) National Museum of Ethnology , Osaka.(-1985)
1985
Associate Professor (Cultural Anthropology and Ethnographic Film) National Museum of Ethnology , Osaka.(-1991)
1989
Associate Professor (Comparative Studies) The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama
1995
Professor (Cultural Anthropology and Ethnographic Film) National Museum of Ethnology , Osaka
1995
Professor (Comparative Studies) The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama
1998
Professor (Department of Cultural Research) National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
2001
Dean (Comparative Studies) The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama
2007
Professor /the Dean of the College of Image Arts and Sciences Ritsumeikan University College of Image Arts and Sciences

Research Topics:

Theory and practice of Visual Anthropology, produce and direct.

Developing film archiving systems.

The Museum will prepare a Special Exhibition about "Sanctuary and Pilgrimage" (ex. Santiago de Compostela), March 2007.

Geographical areas of Interest:

France, Great Britain, USA, Greece,Spain, Japan

Ethnic groups:

Manouches

Discipline:

Visual Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnological Films

Principal Academic Achievements:

2006
"Basic Problems in Developing film Ethnography" Reflecting Visual Ethnography - using the camera in anthropological research-edited by Metje Postama and Perter Ian Crawford CNWA PublicationsLeiden & Intervention Pressp.119-128
2001
"Visual Culture", 273 pages, Domesu-publishers, Inc. (Japanese)
2000
"Ethnology and Rise of Cinema - From Shadow Theater to Multimedia" (Japanese)(CD-ROM attached), 54 pages, the Senri Foundation
2000
"Visual Anthropology & Comprehensive Human Study" (Japanese) Possibility of Comprehensive Human Study-Academic New Dimentions in the 21st Century p.61-80, Kyoto University
1999
"Visual Anthropology and Human beings" (Japanese) Adventures of Visual Anthropology, p.144-156, Serika-shobo (publisher)
1998
"The Universe of Hula" HAWAI'I DVD video and paper document Sales agency: Panasonic DCI
1998
"Images about Culture-Cinema Ethnography" (Japanese) Subject about Culture 13 p.229-248, Iwanami-shoten (publisher)
1996
"My Life of Gypsy Manouches" (Japanese) Video Book (a 66 minute-video and 112 page-book), Espa Production
1995
"Sound World by Images" (Japanese) Sound in the 20th Century: Traditions and Acculturation of 20th Century Culture, 1 Edited by T. Sakurai, p.43-62, Domes-Syuppan (publisher)
1993
"Analogy on Tourism and Films" (Japanese) Chuo-koron, June No.1296, p.306-313, Chuo-koron( publisher)
1992
"Uso Didattico Degli Audiovisivi Nel Museo Nazionale Di Etnologia Di Osaka" Materiali Di Antropologia Visiva 4, p75-78, bollettino dell'Associazione Italiana di Cinematografia Scientifica
1991
"Fore front of Visual Anthropology" (Japanese) CEL, p.35-39, Osaka Gas Energy Culture Institute
1989
"Ethnology by Using of Image Expression" What is Ethnology? p.335-359 Edited by M.Matsubara, NHK
1988
"Enjoying Music "(Japanese) The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance Music BooksE, Supervised by T. Fujii, p.314-316, Heibon-sya (Japanese & English) and Victor Company of Japan, Limited
1988
"Basic Problems in Developing Film Ethnology", Cinematographic Theory and New Dimensions in Ethnographic Film Edited by P.Hockings & Y.OmoriS.E.S. No.24, OSAKA National Museum of Ethnology, p.242
1987
"Seven Young Gods of Fortune-Fertility Rite of Dosozin in Shimofukuzawa, Yamanashi-Study through Moving Images" (Japanese) Feast is the Gods' Performance Supervised by T. Umesao and Edited by T. Moriya, p.405-433, Rikitomi-shobo (publisher)
1986
"Study on Image Structuring Process of Japanese Culture by Foreign students through TV Images" (Japanese) Report No.10, p.53-60,Japanese broadcast foundation
1986
"Visual Anthropology" (Japanese) Ethnology in Japan, Edited by Japanese Society of Ethnology, p.108-109 Kobun-do (publisher)
1982
"Visual Anthropology-Modern Esprit" (Japanese) Modern Anthropology 2, Shibun-do (publisher)

Awards:

1985 May
"Mour Djiben-Ma vie des Tsiganes Mamouches"
"My Life-Gyspy Manouches"
Planned, Filmed, and Produced by: Yasuhiro Omori and Kimie Omori
First Prize, Palermo, Italy
1 Premio citta di Gibellina 2 Settimana Mediterranea del Film Antropologico

1986 March
"The Sons of Eboshi"
Planned, Filmed, Production Supervised by: Yasuhiro Omori
Special Prize, 1986 Bilan Film Ethnograhpic, Paris, France
Grand Prix Nanook 5 eme Bilan de Film Ethnographique

1988 December
"The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance Music BooksE"
Planned, Filmed, Production Supervised by: Yasuhiro Omori
Supervised by T. Fujii,
Heibon-sya and Nippon Victor Inc.
1988 AVA Grand Prix Gold Prize Japan
(Award of the Minister of International Trade and Industry)

1994 July
"The Funeral of Earth, Fire and Water-Balinese requiem"
Planned, Filmed, Production Supervised by: Yasuhiro Omori
Parnu International Film Festival 1994, Estonia
Special Prize 8 Parnu Rahvusvaheline Visuaalse Antropoloogia Festival, Estonia

1994 October
"A Shamanic Medium of Tugaru"
Planned, Filmed, Production Supervised by: Yasuhiro Omori
Prize of Margaret Mead Video Festival, American Museum of Natural History, United States

1995 March
"A Shamanic Medium of Tugaru"
First Prize, Bilan du Film, Ethnographic, Paris, France
Grand Prix Nanook 14 eme Bilan du Film Ethnographique

1996 October
"A Shamanic Medium of Tugaru"
Third Prize, Nuruo Festival, Nuruo, Italy
3 Premio sE Rassegra Internazionale di Documentari Etnografici