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    The Diary of Oharu (Shintoho, 1952). Japanese Speed (10" X 25"). A 1952 film by director Kenji Mizoguchi starring Kinuyo Tanaka as Oharu, a one-time concubine of a daimyo (and mother of a later daimyo) who struggles to escape the stigma of having been sold into prostitution by her father. Mizoguchi made more than 85 films from 1922 until his death in 1956, and although many of these are now forever lost, he was, along with Ozu, the most admired Japanese director of his generation. He did not, however, gain recognition in the West until 1952, when his "The Diary of Oharu" was selected for the Venice Film Festival, winning the Silver Lion Award. This beautiful speed poster has been folded three times, is printed on both sides and has two small stains on the backside. Very Fine.

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