What we do

Moving Archive Center in Setagaya|GAYA

This is a community archive project creating a forum for discussion through the medium of home movies of Setagaya in the Showa period (1920s–1980s) which have been collected and digitized in Setagaya-ku since 2015. These 8mm film records of hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the New Year), swimming in the ocean, sports days, amusement parks, playing in the snow, etc. provide the impetus for thinking about the time we live in now. The project also aims to cultivate leaders to help us drive the project.


Setagaya City, etc.


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) / remo [record, expression and medium-organization] (NPO) / Lifestyle Design Center, Setagaya Cultural Foundation
Planned and operated by
AHA! [Archive for Human Activities] Project

Events Information

Sunday Interviewers

This is a project involving people from the ‘lost generation’ exploring where they are now through 8mm film. On the 4th Sunday of every month, 84 videos from the community video archive “Setagaya Chronicle 1936-83” will be selected in turn, and publicly recruited project members will act as intermediaries, working on the project’s three steps of “watching, talking, listening” in a leisurely rollout that links both online and offline activities.

Record of workshop statements/remarks “What the SI Saw”
Members’ experiences (In My Case)

Documenting the Sunday Interviewers project

This is a series of articles by writer Tomofumi Hashimoto documenting the Sunday Interviewers project.


Other Fiscal Years