Throne of Blood (Kumo no sujo, lit. Cobweb Castle, Japan, 1957)

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

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  • Figure 2.13. Starting with Throne of Blood (Kumo no sujo, lit. Cobweb Castle, Japan, 1957), Kurosawa Akira used famous calligraphers for his films’ titles. For this one, calligrapher Kaneko Otei chose a brush with fraying hairs that created stray lines like cobwebs. It announces the film as an eerie ghost story.