Ōme is well-known nationwide for « Cinema Boards Town ».According to these sites(http://www.mapbinder.com/Map/Japan/Tokyo/Oumeshi/article.html#eiga),(http://bb-wave.biglobe.ne.jp/collabo/asahi/bn/c_d07.html), this is an idea from an artist, Bankan Kubo(久保 板観), as revitalization of this town. Ōme-Okutama sightseeing and revitalization executive committee and Meisei University(明星大学) work together to make use of local students for this revitalization.
- Local shops asked students majored in art and design at Meisei University for drawing cinema boards.
- Students drew out shops’ images and atmosphere from shop owners, then looked for suitable cinemas, at last drew a perfect scene on boards.
- More than 50 years cinemas were chosen in principle in view of copyright.
- From an interview to students, they didn’t just draw the movie scenes precisely. They would like to express shop owners’ requests and themselves by adding eye catching spice.
Here are some cinema boards. You can see 100 cinema boards at Ōme.
They must be coveted things to see like you cinema lovers!!