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One well-known film starts with the burning of all the ceremonical attributes of an
old gang about to break up: the old world has come to an end. This is followed by
a succession of shots of big steel and glass buildings, smoking factories and oil ...
she falls in love with Takakura Ken, a former member of Tsuruta's gang, who has
no idea that she is his brother's' woman. It all comes out when Tsuruta is finally
released. Ken-san goes on his knees, begging Tsuruta's forgiveness. The girl is ...
in the best Kabuki tradition, sells herself to a brothel to raise money for the
Japanese gang. When he protests, she tells him to do his 'duty as a Japanese- it
doesn't matter what happens to me'. In any other yakuza film she would have told
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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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