The Story of the Concierge Mukuzo Imokawa

was once considered to be the first professional Japanese animated film ever made. It was made by Ōten Shimokawa in 1917 to be shown in a cinema, in this case, in the Asakusa Kinema Kurabu, a theater in Tokyo managed directly by the film company Tenkatsu. It was preceded by Shimokawa's early work, and Otogawa Shinzo Gate of the Entrance from January 1917.