OMECITTA, A JAPANESE TRIBUTE TO CINEMA
The movie posters city
30 km West of Tokyo, the city of Ome has a quaint charm with the multitude of cinema posters that announced the arrival of western films in the 50’s and 60’s. Indeed, after the war, Ome, with its 3 theaters showing international films, attracted moviegoers from all over the country.
Proud of this past, the municipality decided to revive it and although all the cinemas have disappeared, the streets are dotted with painted reproductions of hundreds of posters.
Thus, upon arriving at the train station, travellers are greeted by Audrey Hepburn and her "Breakfast at Tiffany's", while on the platform others wait facing "Romeo and Juliet".