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He looks absurdly foolish, standing there in the hospital room wearing his kimono
and carrying his cane, his basic decency unwillingly revealed by an elaborate
hoax. Traditionally the father's role was perhaps taken more seriously than it is ...
Stripped of responsibility and thus of respect, the father can no longer be a model
. This is one of the underlying themes in the films of Kurosawa Akira, an artist who
keenly feels the loss of samurai values in modern society. It has been pointed ...
disobey his father. He leaves home, followed by his mother (who could not
possibly live without her son), and the rest of the family, including the daughter
who breaks off her forced engagement. As a result the father loses his financial
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BEHIND THE MASK: On Sexual Demons, Sacred Mothers, Transvestites, Gangsters, Drifters And Other Japanese Cultural HeroesUser Review - Kirkus
Lots about the difference between Japanese Buddhist aristocratic culture and Shinto popular culture—with examples from films, plays, novels, prostitution—pegged, indeed chained, to the familiar idea ... Read full review
Mirror of the Gods
The Eternal Mother
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