Kinokuniya Publishes Video and DVD on Educator and First Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
Kinokuniya Co., Ltd. recently released Makiguchi Tsunesaburo--kodomotachi no shiawase no tameni (Tsunesaburo Makiguchi--For the Happiness of Children), a 43-minute video and DVD introducing the philosophy of educator and first Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. This is the 33rd volume of Kinokuniya's visual critical biography series, titled "Gakumon to jonetsu (Erudition and Passion)," begun in 1997 to commemorate the company's 70th anniversary. Renowned Japanese educators and thinkers have been introduced in the series, including Kumagusu Minamikata, Tadataka Ino, Inazo Nitobe, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Sakuzo Yoshino and Chomin Nakae. The 33rd volume focuses Mr. Makiguchi's profile as an educator and geographer based on the latest research on Mr. Makiguchi. The film includes valuable testimonies and his personal effects and mementos and explores the future of Soka education that has been inherited by Soka Gakkai's second and third presidents Josei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda. The DVD records interviews by Shoji Saito, foremost expert on Makiguchi research and supervising editor of the film; and Sadako Kaneko, Mr. Makiguchi's third son Yozo's wife. The video and DVD are available in Kinokuniya bookstores and major bookstores throughout Japan.