The Empire of Fantasies

In 1923, the massive earthquake hit the Kanto area. Unprecedented in modern history of Japan, with more than 100,000 causalities, the large part of metropolitan area was burnt to ground. One of the horrifying events in this catastrophe was ethnic cleansing of Koreans by Japanese survivors. Vicious rumors were spread …

Masumura, Ichikawa and Ozu

Speed of Growth In the age of global economy, a self-proclaimed expert announces “your bond is no longer as secure as it used to be” and then whole world goes berserk. A large part of transactions of securities, stocks, bonds, foreign currencies and other monetary entities is processed by computer …

Nobuko Rides on a Cloud

  Nobuko Rides on a Cloud (ノンちゃん雲に乗る) 1955, Shin-Toho Prod. Hisatora Kumagai, Hiroji Nakata Dir. Fumindo Kurata Writer Fumindo Kurata, Setsuko Murayama Haruko Wanibuchi, Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita Synopsis A little girl, Non-chan, is walking down the road crying hard. Her dog, Es, is following her. She finds a large …