Japanese Cinema Blogathon: 10 Classic Japanese Film Posters

This is my second contribution for Japanese Cinema Blogathon for earthquake/tsunami relief. To be perfectly honest, I’ve only seen one of these films. But these posters are just so gorgeous, they make me want to see all of these films. I wish more western movie posters were this gorgeous.

浪華悲歌 Naniwa erejii (Osaka Elegy), 1936 (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi)

姿三四郎 Sugata Sanshirō (Judo Saga), 1943 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

虎の尾を踏む男達 Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (The Men Who Tread On the Tiger’s Tail), 1945 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

羅生門 Rashōmon, 1950 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

お遊さま Oyū-sama (Miss Oyu), 1951 (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi)

地獄門 Jigokumon (Gate of Hell),1953 (dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa)

楊貴妃 Yōkihi (Princess Yang Kwei-Fei), 1955 (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi)

土砂降り Doshaburi (Cloudburst aka Hard Rain), 1957 (dir. Noboru Nakamura)

蜘蛛巣城 Kumonosu-jō (Throne of Blood), 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

砂の女 Suna no onna (The Woman in the Dunes), 1964 (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara)

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Posted on March 17, 2011, in Blogathon and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. They don’t make posters like this any longer… but at least some of the contemporary posters for recent films – Japanese or American – look pretty cool.

    You can even see how cool Japanese design is in their potato chips bags and stuff. xD

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