Ran. One of the last films of Kurosawa, carries the experience and the sensitivity retained by filmmaker in 40-year career Brings a feudal Japanese view on the story of King Lear Kurosawa is recognized by critics as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time It was the most expensive film produced in Japan until now
In this article from the film review website Screened, the author describes the ways in which Akira Kurosawa based some of his films on Shakespeare's plays. "Ran" (1985) presents the story of King Lear in a more tragic form, with Lear being a fundamentally bad man. The author describes the similarities and key changes between the play and the film, showing the influence of Shakespeare's plays in the modern era and the ways in which the story has changed through time. Gene Hasegawa
Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds www.rubylane.com #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.