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Nov 27, 2020

In a curious finale to our Setsuko Hara Acteurist Oeuvre-view, we briefly examine a couple of epics by Hiroshi Inagaki surrounding Hara cameos: The Three Treasures, a.k.a. The Birth of Japan (1959), based on the Yamato Takeru legend, in which Hara plays a Shinto goddess, and Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki (1962), based on the frequently dramatized historical incident of the forty-seven rōnin, in which she plays the long-suffering (although not long on screen) wife of a samurai. Between these films and Wikipedia, we get a crash course in Japanese culture that we deliver, in summary, to you, and also manage to come away with a few further thoughts about Setsuko Hara's dramatic gifts. 


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:             The Three Treasures Aka The Birth of Japan (1959) [dir: Hiroshi Inagaki]

0h 26m 44s:            47 Ronin (1962) [dir: Hiroshi Inagaki]    


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