Benshi: Who are they?
The term “benshi” derives from the longer designation, katsudo shashin benshi, which parses literally in Japanese as “motion picture speaker.”
What is the Benshi Archive?
The benshi archive is growing corpus of digitized historical materials relating to benshi performance and fan culture.”
The Missions of the Benshi Archive
The benshi archive has five interrelated missions, each with its own distinctive technical challenges, requirements, and solutions.