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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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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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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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Only Yesterday =: Omoide Poro Poro

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After living her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface. And after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
DVD
2016; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Malaysia: In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand

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In these two films, Imamura travels first to Malaysia and then to Thailand, to investigate the lives and experiences of those Japanese soldiers who, during World War II, chose to desert from the Japanese Army and return to Southeast Asia.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shohei Imamura's Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home: The Pirates of Bubuan

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The Pirates of Bubuan (1972, 46 min.), Remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines are revealed to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.; Outlaw-Matus Comes Home (1973, 48 min.), Shohei Imamura rejoins Fujita, one of the subjects of In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand, for the former soldier's first trip home to Japan following his post-war exile.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Byôsoku 5 Senchimêtoru =: 5 Centimeters Per Second

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At what speed must I live in order to see you again? In this anime film, Takaki is a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. This film travels through three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. 5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, is reminiscent of the pace of life as our lives intermingle.
DVD
2015; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

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Follows two out of 4,000 Japanese high schools attempting to make it to Koshien Stadium for the annual national baseball championship.
DVD
2006; 2003
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
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Kimi No Na Wa =: Your Name

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Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Tora-San Collector's Set

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Series of early comedy films featuring the character Tora-san.
DVD
2009
Clemons (By Request)
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Sarusuberi =: Miss Hokusai

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As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently, creating the paintings sold under her father's name. Shy in public, in the studio O-Ei is brash and uninhibited. Seeking to come into her own as an artist, O-Ei sets out into the bustling city of Edo (present-day Tokyo), where she encounters spirits, dragons, con-men and traders.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Like Someone in Love

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Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kōshikei

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A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mogari No Mori

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Shigeki lost his wife and is living with dementia at a retirement home. Machiko came to work as a caregiver at the home after she lost her son in an accident and separated from her husband. The two are sharing their pain and slowly opening up to each other. One day, Michiko took Shigeki to a forest where his wife was laid to rest.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Linda Linda Linda

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Band mates searching for a singer in time for the school's talent show choose an exchange student with little knowledge of Japanese.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Souls of Zen

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"Follows Buddhist priests through the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people in Japan in March 2011"--Insert.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
19.
CDDVD
2008
Music (Circulation Desk)
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Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan = Idai Naru Obusesshon : Furanku Roido Raito Kenchiku to Nihon

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Looks at the six years that American architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent in Japan seeking refuge from public condemnation at home. Shows Wright's fascination with Japan and the influence of Japanese aesthetics on his work. Examines his work on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, an enormous commission that helped turn his career around, as well as other buildings that he designed and built in Japan, including several houses and a school. Also explores Wright's influence on Japan and the careers and work of his Japanese apprentices and emulators.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)