Kaoru, the great is here.
The great has been ...
Had terrible sore throat and running nose.
Buying those get headache free, too.
Thanks for awesome treat, Mr. Moody Boston weather!
Byyyyyyy the way,
While I've been sick,
I got second review for "The Legend of Mt. Oe" on
Vimeo On Demand page.
Thank you very much to
for writing the review!!
*his review is here -> https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mtoeogres
He mentioned the film Seven Samurai after watching my film.
That's interesting reference!
I made up my mind to quick summary of Japanese history
regarding to the film and the folk tail.
Seven Samurai is set up around 16th century.
The era is called war period.
Bunch of "lords", who're supposed to serve "Syougun",
who's also supposed to be only a prime general of an emperor,
were fighting each other to be new ruler of Japan.
New ruler does not necessary means,
Next emperor nor shogun.
In war period,
Both of them already lost it's power and influence.
People just tried to be strongest so they can
take control over them.
That's funny thing in Japanese history.
If someone tried to replace them, they wouldn't have been able to
When they can't justify them, they would have became
enemy of everyone.
Haha, it's too complicated politics.
Sounds ridiculous but that's what Japan and Japanese are.
The War period is probably one of the most chaotic era in Japan.
The folk tail is around the end of 10th to the beginning of 11th century.
Still the emperor hold biggest power and might at the time.
Nobility class is more influential than Samurais...
This era is called "Heian period."
Eventually, an emperor and nobilities would lose their power
and it shift to soldiers (Samurai)...
So there are 5, or 6 hundreds years of distance in between.
During 600 years, society changes it's shape a lot, hu?
I can't imagine what the society looked like 600 years ago.
I can't even imagine what it looks like 600 years later..,
There are no more cold in the world 600 years later!
Just saying random things...