Poem from the Meiji emperor is prominently featured in two wartime films

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

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  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 6.9. The same poem from the Meiji emperor is prominently featured in two wartime films, War at Sea from Hawai’i to Malaya (Mare Hawai okikaisen, 1942) and Young Soldiers of the Sky (Sora no shonenhei, 1940). This non-diegetic display effectively united the characters and the audience with the presence of the sovereign.