Size: Master: 30 videocassettes (Beta) (ca. 20 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Reference copy: 21 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 60 min. each) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Summary: Unedited video documentation of George Tsutakawa upon his return to his ancestral home of Fukayama, Japan, on the occassion of the installation and dedication of his sculptural work "Fountain of Lotus," commissioned for Fukuyama's new museum of art. The video documents Tstakawa's interaction with the community, art, and artists of Japan. Taping took place at over a dozen locations, including Kiyomizu, a temple in Kyoto; Isamu Noguchi's Shikoku Island residence; Okawahara Shizuo's studio in Takamatsu; the Adachi Museum of the Japan Sea; and Lafcadio Hern's neighborhood in Matsue. The nine hours of footage is augmented by an hour long tape of a traditional Japanese "farewell" party in Seattle, Sept. 16th, for "Fountain of Lotus" prior to its shipment to Japan.
Also included is a video donated by Hiroshima Telecasting Co., Ltd., of an hour long interview with Tsutakawa which aired on Japanese television at the time of the Fukuyama museum opening and sculpture dedication.