Thursday, July 03, 2008

In the Blogs: Kurosawa's other half and a Kyoto guide for locals

Following Teruyo Nogami's sold-out appearance at the Japan Society in New York, she and her book, Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa, have been popping up all over the blogosphere. Chris MaGee and Jason Gray talk about the (Japanese) Cinema Today article on Nogami-san, and Karl Ufert and (Stone Bridge author) Patrick Galloway report on the New York event. Perhaps the Flavorpill listing helped pull in that sold out crowd?

Ufert saw Nogami-san as a "magical 81 year-old lady with [a] shock of white hair, vibrant personality and lightning fast responses (through a translator)." (more...)

Also in the blogs, Dancing on Temple Tops takes a peak at Judith Clancy's Exploring Kyoto: On Foot in the Ancient Capital, noting that while the book is great for tourists, it's "also the guide that even we Kyoto residents buy and use." Awesome!