Kurosawa digital archive just blew my mind
This is going to be a slightly nerdy post but I was so excited when, just yesterday, Kyoto’s Ryukoku University unveiled a digital archive of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Consisting of over 20,000 photographs, manuscripts, notes and other artifacts, this is easily the most extensive database of memorabilia related to the director and his work, as well as a fascinating look behind the scenes.
The interface is surprisingly user-friendly, however it’s completely in Japanese. But if you are able to recognize some movie titles in Japanese you may be able to navigate around.
Check out these images from the set of The Seven Samurai…
…and this one from Rashomon…
…and these of Kurosawa in New York walking around Rockefeller Center! Right where I work!! AAHHH!
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