Massive scroll in Patriotism (Yukoku, 1966)

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

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  • Figure 4.16. Patriotism (Yukoku, 1966)—the couple makes love one last time before suicide beneath a massive scroll painting with the word for “sincerity” and “devotion.” Modernist aesthetics call for centering in Japan.