Au Praxinoscope Online STORE

Online sales store for animation-related DVDs, books and picture books, visual toys such as flip books, Thaumatrope, Zoetrope, Au Praxisnoscope original goods, etc.

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ABOUT US


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Au Praxinoscope

Store and gallery opened in 2013 as a place to introduce short animation from around the world. The store carries animation-related books, DVDs, visual toys, and merchandise selected from the perspective of the owner, Yamamura Koji (animation artist and picture book author). As a studio, it also produces and distributes original animations, and in the gallery space, in addition to exhibiting original artwork, it hosts live performances.


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Motion Observation Devices

The store name "Au" is the French preposition à + definite article for place, and "Praxinoscope" is the name of a visual toy. In Greek, it means "motion observer. It was invented by French inventor Emile Reynaud in 1879, in the pre-movie history, and was enjoyed in European households as a device that made pictures appear to move.
The original Praxinoscope, manufactured in the 1800s, is on permanent display in the gallery.

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GALLERY

Exhibition and screening of original animation drawings and prints
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STUDIO

Production and distribution of original animation
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LIVE

Live performances including juggling and dancing.
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NEWS


tabla & juggling LIVE

LIVE Au Praxinscope vol.4
tabla & juggling LIVE

August 27, 2022 (Sat)
①15:30 open / 16:00 start
②17:30 open / 18:00 start

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APINUN Piano & Juggling LIVE

LIVE Au Praxinscope vol.3
27 August Sat.
①15:30 open / 16:00 start
②17:30 open / 18:00 start

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Dance, would you like one?

LIVE Au Praxinscope vol.2
Dancer Kagaya Aoi's solo dance project "Dance, would you like one? will be held for the first time in Tokyo. It is a small dance performance for 100 yen per dance for one customer.

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Yonezawa Ippei × Yamamura Yuri

LIVE Au Praxinscope vol.1
2022.07.02 (Sat) Improvised live session with juggling and tap dance

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In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket

Directed by Yuki Yoko
Music: honninman
Award: Jury's Personal Pick: 1st Hiroshima Animation Season

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A Bite of Bone

Directed by Yano Honami
Voice: Tano Ayamo
Sound Design: Takino Masumi
Awards: Grand Prize for Short Animation: 45th Ottawa International Animation Festival
Best of TAIS Showcase award: 15th TAIS Animation Showcase 2021
Gold Award (Animation Category): 27th ifva Awards, Chine, etc.

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Émile & Dr. Reynaud

Answers to simple questions about animation, such as "why?" "What?" Cartoon (Japanese only)

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    Open:
    On Fridays & Saturdays
    12:00~18:00
Au Praxinoscope
7-13-11 Okusawa 
Setegaya-ku, Tokyo