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    Chikamatsu Monogatari (Daiei, 1954). Japanese B1 (40.5" X 28.5").
    In the mid-1950s, Daiei Studios had become masters of releasing Japanese films in the U.S. market. Following the end of the Allied occupation of Japan in 1952, the studio committed itself to winning over Western audiences and critics. They were successful thanks in no small part to the efforts of director Kenji Mizoguchi. Like his other post-WWII efforts, Chikamatsu Monogatari was a smash with English speaking audiences. Japanese produced posters for English speaking audiences are incredibly rare, and this one is in excellent condition. Only pinholes in the corners, edge wear with small tears, and corner bends keep this piece from grading higher. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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