Monday, March 14, 2011

Akira Kurosawa Remembers the 1923 Earthquake

As we grieve for Japan, we are reminded of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa's painful and formative childhood experiences during the onset and aftermath the Kanto earthquake of 1923, which claimed more than one hundred thousand lives.

Excerpts appear on the blog "Land of Sir Real" on
Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress will be screened this Friday at 7:30 in Page Hall.