The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Friday, January 04, 2013

Martial Arts Video Fest

Some odds and ends.

Here is a link to Movies about Mushashi and Movies Starring Toshiro Mifune.

Here is a link to a collection of Martial Arts Documentaries.

Years ago, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a film festival honoring Japanese film maker, Akira Kurosawa. Every Sunday evening, they showed a different film by Kurosawa, all ~30 of them. My brother and I dutifully went down there and saw all of the samurai films.

4 comments:

Tao1776 said...

How awesome......

Rick said...

It was a great opportunity; too good to miss.

Paul said...

Akira Kurosawa is great, and I'm a great fan of him. They sold DVD copyright of his old films to Mainland China at a very very low price long time ago, and I got hold of many a few years ago, like @ US1-2 (genuine copyright ones not pirated), so I don't need to wait for film festivals, like over in Detroit....:):)

Rick said...

Awesome! What a collection to own.