Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, there are still two cups at my table.


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 Matz 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 Matz said...

Awesome! What a collection to own.