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The Chushingura

Kunichika, Biographies of the Loyal Retainers Maybe cultures choose the myths that suit their times or maybe it is the myth that inexorably shapes the culture which proceeds them. Either way there can be little doubt that myth and legend … Continue reading

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13 Assassins – or maybe 17?

The London billboards are plastered with movie posters right now, advertising the new Japanese film 13 Assassins by the renowned film-maker Toshiaki Nakazawa. Regular readers of this blog will be already familiar with the Japanese history of The Revenge of … Continue reading

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