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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fight To The Death Of Heroic Samurai

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"Fight to the Death of Heroic Samurai of the Kusunoki Clan at Shijo Nawate" - a color woodblock triptych by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797 - 1861), published by Fujiokaya Keijiro around 1850.

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I am seeing some inspiration for Kurosawa's grand finale in Throne of Blood. Minus some of the heroism, add some Shakespearian tragedy.

- By Blogger Mike, at Sun Mar 19, 06:06:00 AM GMT  

AK definitely knew his medieval warfare backwards & forwards.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Tue Mar 21, 09:12:00 PM GMT  

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