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Tatara Samurai: Film on Film

By Yasuaki Mitsuwa Director Yoshinari Nishikôri and Cinematographer Akira Sako, JSC recently completed the feature Tatara Samurai. This interview took place at the Imagica head office in Tokyo after the first screening of the film in April.     FILM AND DIGITAL TIMES JAPAN (FDTJ): Tell us about the film Tatara Samurai. DIRECTOR YOSHINARI NISHIKÔRI (N): “Tatara” is a unique… read more…

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Sanwa Group

The name Sanwa comes from “San” which means “3” and “Wa” for peace and harmony. Company founder Tosai Yasumoto founded the company in 1955 and went to a fortune teller for advice on the name. Mr. Yasumoto had been a driver at a film studio. One day he decided to buy an ARRI camera and Angenieux zoom. He rented them… read more…

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