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1.

Funeral Parade of Roses

Director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. No less than Stanley Kubrick cited the film as a direct influence on his own dystopian classic *A Clockwork Orange*. An unknown club dancer at the time, transgender actor Peter (from Kurosawa’s *Ran*) gives an astonishing Edie Sedgwick/Warhol superstar-like performance as hot young thing Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet — where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda (Osamu Ogasawara) for the attentions of club owner Gonda (played by Kurosawa regular Yoshio T [...]
Online
2019; 1969
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Manbiki Kazoku =: Shoplifters

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"On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love--not blood--that defines a family."--Container.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Tokyo: Two Sides

CNN explores the dichotomies of Tokyo’s multi-layered worlds of art and design through the prisms of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the historical and the futuristic. In the heart of 21st Century Tokyo, meet the modern masters sharing their visions for the future of Japan’s ancient arts—from flower arrangement to woodcut prints, architecture to kimono-making.
Online
2019; 2018
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Made in Japan: Part 2

CNN explores how Japanese companies are reaching new heights of innovation, to compete now and in the future, while facing increasing global competition. Tour e-commerce company Rakuten's Silicon Valley-inspired headquarters, learn about golf club manufacturer Honma's struggle to survive economic slow-downs, discover Japanese vending machine culture, and see how Fuji has diversified beyond photographic film.
Online
2019; 2015
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Rituals: The Far East

Pete observes a purification ritual during the Shinto Oto Matsuri fire festival and finds out how war helped to create the world's biggest church.
Online
2019; 2009
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Feast on Tokyo

A dish in the hands of a skilled chef is often compared to a symphony, combining flavors in harmony to create something truly spectacular. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in Tokyo, the city with the most Michelin stars. Here, restaurants are renowned for perfect preparation and exquisite execution, and at the heart of each one, a passionate chef. Many dedicate themselves to one dish or ingredient. Find out what it takes to succeed in this leading culinary destination.
Online
2019; 2017
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Warriors: Shogun

Tokugawa Ieyasu is Japan's most famous warrior leader, the greatest Samurai general of them all. A rebel, usurper and a unifier, his achievements would match those of Julius Caesar or Napoleon Bonaparte. He was as cunning as he was brave, founding a dynasty that would rule Japan for 250 years. His ruthless philosophy of loyalty and sacrifice would shape his country until our modern age.
Online
2019; 2007
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True Tokyo: Sport

Coy Wire explores the unique sporting traditions of Japan, visiting a "sumo stable", an eSports tournament and how Japan is preparing for the addition of karate to the 2020 Games.
Online
2019; 2018
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World Sports Presents: More Than a Game

Hines Ward journeys to South Korea for a very special reunion with biracial children who inspired each other a decade ago
Online
2019; 2017
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True Tokyo: Arts and Culture

Coy Wire discovers the unique identity of Tokyo and its residents through art and culture-ancient traditional crafts, unique cuisine and two imports to Japan-whisky and jazz.
Online
2019; 2018
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Can Women Save Sumo? The Crossroads Facing Japan's National Sport

The ancient Japanese ritual of Sumo is in crisis. Only last week, a Mongolian wrestler was forced to retire after assaulting a teammate - but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Years of controversy and scandal, coupled with the country's declining population, have greatly impacted the sport's ability to attract new talent. The Guardian visits Tokyo's Ryogoku district, the birthplace of Sumo, to see how this iconic institution is adapting to life in the 21st century, and why - despite women being banned from the ring itself - young female fans are flocking to watch it like never before.
Online
2019; 2018
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With Me as Your Guide

From a Michelin-starred chef to a celebrated music producer and more, our guides introduce you to the people and the places that make South Korea unique.
Online
2019; 2018
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Spirit of Tokyo

Spirit of Tokyo showcases how the city is ever-evolving as one of the world's most popular travel destinations and always giving visitors a reason to come back for more.
Online
2019; 2018
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On Japan

With the simple push of a button, Japan has changed our modern lives. But in a country that can be limited by its own rules, the challenge is to escape the confines of the conventional and discover the next big thing. On Japan aims to explore Japan's everlasting commitment to being a technological trendsetter and showcase its innovative spirit.
Online
2019; 2017
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Chikamatsu Monogatari

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"One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a 'great masterpiece that could only be made [...]
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Across the Pacific

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Rick trades romantic barbs with Alberta, matches wits with sly Lorenz and swaps bullets with saboteurs of the Panama Canal.
DVD
2018; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Isle of Dogs

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In a near-future dystopian Japan where all dogs have been banished to a trash island after a flu outbreak, twelve-year-old Atari sets out for the island to find his lost dog Spots.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Going, Going, Gone (Tsukiji Fish Market)

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market is the biggest wholesale fish market in the world. 100,000 people can be found every day among its 850 stalls. Its name is in every single tourist guide book as a must-see place to visit. What is the appeal of this market to millions of tourists from around the world? With a history dating back hundreds of years and the market's sheer quantity of transactions (50,000 tons of fish traded every year and hundreds of millions of dollars exchanging hands), the phenomenon attracts people from all over the world—particularily during the tuna auction which begins every morning except Sundays at 5:30 a.m. In fact, the market has grown so famous that Tsukiji market management has had to impose strict rules and regulations on camera crews and tourists. Going, Going, [...]
Online
2018; 2007
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Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

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"The hero of many Japanese folktales, Momotaro and his animal friends demonstrate patriotism and the importance of communal efforts to young audiences. Standing at the forefront of the country's war endeavors, he oversees work at a base and bravely commands an air raid on enemy forces." -- Container.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Silence

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Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed.
DVD
2017; 2016