The Water Magician (Taki no shiraito, 1933)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Figure 0.8. The end title for Mizoguchi Kenji’s The Water Magician (Taki no shiraito, 1933) uses cursive calligraphy and is ornamented with ioriten, the squiggly lines framing text which indicate period and invoke the narratives of traditional theater and song.