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    Yokihi (Daiei, 1955). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). Set in 8th century Japan, this is director Kenji Mizoguchi's tragic drama of a Chinese emperor who falls in love with a peasant girl, and the complications that arise as she becomes empress. One of the greatest auteurs in the history of Japanese cinema, alongside Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu, Misoguchi left an incredible legacy of cinematic masterpieces behind him when he died from leukemia at the age of 58 in 1956. Sadly, this was one of Mizoguchi's last films, and one of only two that he shot in color. This exceptional poster, wonderfully illustrating this classic period drama, is as perfect as the day it was printed, with no visible flaws at all. Any devotee of Japanese cinema would be proud to own this beauty. Rolled, Mint.

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