Spoiler alert: I’ve seen this film and am about to talk about it. However, I suspect that not many of you will have seen this Japanese film, with subtitles. It’s precisely the sort of quality foreign film you go to a film festival to get a chance to see. Here’s its official trailer:
Man plays piano and lives to tell the tale…. this is simply the weirdest thing I’ve seen today.
It became a life or death duel between the man and the piano, inadvertently – as the player afterwards explained.
Is it performance art? It’s certainly an attention grabbing visual image. The music Continue reading “Dangerous Music”
Some Japanese Haiku, translated and read by Robert Hass (video: 2 mins) Continue reading Haiku – little poetic treats
From 4 June, Documentary film “Hokusai” will be shown at selected cinemas in UK 25 May – 13 August Exhibition at British Museum “Hokusai – beyond the Great Wave” The exhibition will include prints, paintings and illustrated books, many of which are on loan from Japan, Europe and the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together. … Continue reading Hokusai – master artist/printmaker – exhibition