Chushingura: Heaven and Earth Episodes (Chushingura: ten no maki, chi no maki, 1938)

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

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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 2.1. At its invention, cinema was seen in relation to popular amusements from traditional storytelling to new technologies of vision like the stereopticon. This stereopticon card shows Osaka’s Dotenburi entertainment district in 1904. The large banners advertise “the world’s longest color film.”