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    Duel at Ichijoji Temple (Toho, 1955). Japanese B2 (20" X 28.5"). This is the second of three films in director Hiroshi Inagaki's "Samurai" series, which tells the story of legendary Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. An actual historic figure, Musashi, who was born in the sixteenth century, was a renowned warrior and the author of "The Book of Five Rings," a treatise on strategy, tactics and philosophy that is studied to this day. Toshiro Mifune plays Musashi, who, in this film, is still learning the ways of the samurai. This trilogy, based on an epic novel by Eiji Yoshikawa, occupies an important place in the history of Japanese cinema, one of the most acclaimed and important movies in the entire history of samurai epics. This very rare country of origin poster, with its exceptional image of star Mifune, is in remarkable condition, with only some slight edge wear, and some pinholes in the corners in the edges, at the top and bottom center, and in the center of the image, keeping it from an even higher grade. Rolled, Very Fine.

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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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