Jidaigeki

Seven Samurai: The Godfather of Action-Adventure Movies

Are you willing to fight 40 bandits, only for rice as compensation, with no other promises of reward, and a high possibility of being killed? Seven Samurai is written and directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Seven Samurai tells the story of an old-timer samurai who decides to help a village of farmers to fight…

“Harakiri” , the Story of an Honorable Suicide

When someone comes to your house and seeks a place to commit suicide, what would you do? Harakiri (or Seppuku) is a movie about a ragged clothed samurai seeking an honourable suicide and asking to leave him using a well-known clan’s grounds for it. The lord of the house shared with that person the story…

Eigamura The Japanese Hollywood

Attractions Located at Azumasa area of Kyoto, Eigamura the Japanese world for eiga (=movie), and mura (=village), was described by Karla Cripps, a CNN writer, as The Hollywood of Japan. The place has many other names among Japanese, such as Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村, or Kyoto Studio Park or simply the Movie Land. It was…