Tag: Tokyo

"Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers"

Watch a Kabuki interpretation of Kylo Ren’s story, “Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers” right here. Rennosuke stars famed Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI as Rennosuke / Kylo Ren. (Ichikawa has also performed in films and you might remember him from Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Over […]

Wonder of the Wolf Guy

One of the greatest joys in my life is coming across almost ineffable wonder. I take pleasure in the good and the bad, sure, but there are wonders in this world. There is art that transcends our petty categories of “good” and “bad.” Things I find difficult or […]

Japan’s earliest animated films

Watch sixty-four of Japan’s earliest animated films at Japanese Animated Film Classics. Read a little more about the project here: “While digitizing the film archives we created a research team in 2014 to look at ways to preserve and use them. So we selected a wide range of […]

The Snake Women of Kazuo Umezu

That darkness is a part of me. Living in a world without streetlights allows you to understand the true meaning of utter darkness. White indicates a lack of matter, while black shows an abundance. It makes you think that something is lurking just beyond, hidden in the blackness. […]