Japanese hanging scroll : The shrike, Miyamoto Musashi
by Miyamoto Musashi Having mastered the art of the sword, Musashi applied his insight and skills to writing, poetry, painting and sculpture among others. He is noted for saying, "The Way of the warrior does not include other Ways...but if you know the Way broadly you will see it in everything." His surviving work is proof of his talent and some periods are among the most recognized for that period.
The idea of the festival is a tour of Japanese cinema through a selection of five directors who made history in the film world. The main axis is the projection of films of different genres (social, yakuza and samurai). Contrasts between violence and poetry, silences, gaps and pauses, taking the principles of Yasujiro Ozu films.
" The Oiran type of high-class prostitutes lived in the brothels and entertainment districts ("Pleasure Quarters") of big cities like Yoshiwara in Edo (now Tokyo), Shimabara in Kyoto, the Shimmachi in Osaka and Maruyama in Nagasaki. To entertain their clients, oiran practiced the arts of dance, music, poetry and calligraphy, and an educated wit was considered essential to sophisticated conversation."