“Belly Drum Dance at Shōjōji Temple” (1933) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Commentary

The DVD publisher, Digital Meme, states no known year of release. The National Film Centre puts it in the early 1930s, IMDb in 1935 and Wikipedia, at one point, in 1931. Cathy Munroe Hotes’s Nishikata Film Review suggests 1933. It’s a “baby talkie”, apparently intended for home use rather than the cinema.

References here: Ghibli movie titles.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture