Kihachiro Kawamoto Death
Kihachiro passed away on August 23, 2010 at the age of 85.
When did Kihachiro Kawamoto die?August 23, 2010
How old was Kihachiro Kawamoto when died?85
Kihachiro Kawamoto Birthday and Date of Death
Kihachiro Kawamoto was born on January 11, 1925 and died on August 23, 2010. Kihachiro was 85 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: January 11, 1925
Date of Death: August 23, 2010
Age at Death: 85
Kihachiro Kawamoto - Biography
Kihachirō Kawamoto (川本 喜八郎, Kawamoto Kihachirō, January 11, 1925 – August 23, 2010) was a Japanese puppet designer and maker, independent film director, screenwriter and animator and president of the Japan Animation Association from 1989, succeeding founder Osamu Tezuka, until his own death. He is best-remembered in Japan as designer of the puppets for the long-running NHK live action television series of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms in the early 1980s and The Tale of the Heike in the 1990s but better-known internationally for his own animated short films, the majority of which are model animation but which also include the cutout animation Tabi and Shijin no Shōgai and mixed media, French-language Farce anthropo-cynique.