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Cinematic Japan: Ooku

Ooku (The Lady Shogun and Her Men): Gender Roles in a Reversed Society Ooku is a Japanese term comprised of the characters meaning “big” and “inside”, which together refer to…..

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Cinematic Japan: Sakuran

Sakuran is a stunningly colorful film by director Ninagawa Mika based on a serialized manga, a Japanese comic, of the same name.  The movie depicts the life of a young…..