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August 24, 2005

Tasogare Seibei

I have been taking it easy since I got back from Hokkaido. I am still on this crazy schedule of going to sleep before midnight and waking up before 7am...maybe that is what I should do all of the time?

It rained last night, and as I had nothing to do, I watched a DVD that I bought a few months ago but had never got around to opening. The movie is Tasogare Seibei (Twililght Samurai) and it was very very good! You should rent it...or let me know and I will lend you the DVD.

The movie is about a low-ranked samurai in the era just before the Meiji Restoration. It was directed by Yoji Yamada, who has been making movies for 30 years (or something like that), and stars Hiroyuki Sanada and Rie Miyazawa. It was nominated for an academy award in the US for best foreign language film and won 15 awards in Japan. I won't go into any more of the details...you should watch it yourself.

Posted by Kirk on August 24, 2005 09:23 AM

Posted by Kirk on August 24, 2005 09:23 AM