Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Yasujiro Ozu's silent film "I Was Born, But…" with live narration by Benshi Ishiro Kataoka
  • Performance
  • 10/17/2012
  • 18:30-19:45
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: University Honors Program, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Center for East Asian Studies
Event Description
The University Honors program presents a performance by Ichiro Kataoka, one of the top professional "benshi" (performers who provided live narration for silent films) in Japan, and star pupil of the undisputed master benshi, Sawato Midori. In addition to his international career as a benshi, Ichiro Kataoka has acted in film and theater, and has worked as a voice actor for video games. Benshi Kataoka will be narrating Yasujiro Ozu’s "I Was Born, But… (1932)". The performance will be followed by a Q&A.