Exhibits Exhibit descriptions < Propaganda film “You and Me
Exhibit descriptions
The Nature of Japan’s Colonial Aggression as Reflected in Bank Notes
A Grandmother’s Handmade Mumyeongbe (Cotton Yarn)
Yogan: A Living Necessity
Memories: Sokbaji (Inner Trousers for the Hanbok)
Kyōwakai Membership Card
Report Card with Korean Name Erased
Tokyo Bombing Victim Certificate
Handmade Taegukgi(The Flag of Korea)
Korean Registration Certificate Issued by Osaka Prefecture
Discrimination and Antiforeignism in a Crime Prevention Poster
Kenkoku Gakkō of 60 Years Ago
The Hanshin Education Struggle
Zainichi Koreans and the Pachinko Industry
Bataya Slum Areas in the 1960s
Mun-sun Kim’s Petition Written in Blood
List of Brown Atoll “Honorable Suicides” & Free Korean Press
Towel Used in a Prison for War Criminals
List of Members in the Association for Zainichi Korean Disabled Veterans of the Former Japanese Imperial Army
Choi Seung-hee and Sohn Kee-chung
Propaganda film You and Me
The Joy-Bearing Kkot-Kama (Traditional Korean Marriage Bridal Sedan Chair)
Korean Tigers Taken to Japan

Propaganda film You and Me

You and Me (Kimi to boku, 1941) was a propaganda film made by the Joseon (Korea) military in conjunction with the extension of the conscription system to colonial Korea (cabinet decision on May 8, 1942; enforced starting in 1944). The director was Eitarō Hinatsu (Korean name: Young Huh), and actors included famous stars such as Kuniko Miyake, Isamu Kosugi, Kojirō Nagata (Yong-gil Kim), Koran Lee, and Ye-bong Mun.

The purpose of the film was to justify Japan’s imperialistic ideology and compulsory war mobilization. It was screened all over the Korean peninsula, promoting the message that it was an honor for Koreans to serve as “Japanese” imperial soldiers and that this was the realization of “Japan and Korea as One Body” (naisen ittai).

Although the film was regarded as a lost work for a long time, part (1/4) of the film was discovered in the spring of 2009, attracting public attention. Afterward, still pictures from the movie went on sale in a certain used book store. They were 60 photos that the director Eitarō Hinatsu had sent to his mentor, Tomotaka Tasaka.