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Samurai sword master rates 10 Japanese sword scenes in movies and TV

Kaito Suiju is master of the Hisui school of battōjutsu and instructor at Hisui Tokyo. We ask him to rate the realism of katana sword scenes in movies, including skills of actors, the way they hold and train with the swords, as well as the choreography of fights. Kaito Suiju […]
Samurai sword master rates 10 Japanese sword scenes in movies and TV
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How traditional Japanese candy art is made

Amezaiku is a traditional Japanese craft. Delicate sculptures, usually of animals, birds and fish are moulded out of a starchy syrup. Artist Shinri Tezuka practices this craft at Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin in Tokyo. At 30 years old, he is one of the youngest remaining Amezaiku artists. There are only a […]
How traditional Japanese candy art is made
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Why Hollywood adaptations of anime movies keep flopping

Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation with a global fan base of millions. Hollywood studios have largely failed to adapt anime for western audiences. Hollywood’s $US100 million remake of “Ghost in the Shell” completely bombed at the box office and lost at least $US60 million. Watch […]
Why Hollywood adaptations of anime movies keep flopping