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Learning Japanese with Akira Kurosawa

What a great, great blog post. Just go there already: Learning Japanese with Akira Kurosawa.

Rashômon (羅生門)

Kurosawa Akira’s famous film from 1950 is loosely based on a short story by Akutagawa Ryûnosuke and features a mesmerizing Mifune as its villain. And now, it has apparently entered the public domain. Meaning it can be downloaded for free, here.
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Yûkoku (憂國)

Yûkoku (憂國) still
Mishima Yukio’s 1966 silent movie (starring himself) clocks in at just under 30 minutes, but it has all the gore and creepiness and cold, borderline-kitsch aesthetic that you’d expect from this author. Ever since I read John Nathan’s quite brilliant biography of Mishima, I’ve wanted to see this film. Now you can, too. Greylodge has “Yûkoku – Rite of Love & Death” for download. Plus a review by Donald Richie. Go see it now.


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