Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tatekawa Danshi and Other Findings

Just in from Sally Suzuki:
To follow up, here are the Japan-related links:

1. A look at Izumi Kyōka in this episode of Shitte iru tsumori.

2. Rakugo legend Tatekawa Danshi. (Yes, the same Tatekawa from 談志・陳平の言いたい放だい, arguably Japan's best TV show.)

3. Abe Kōbō on writing and growing up in Manshū, from the NHK series Ano hito ni aitai.

4. Two documentaries about writer Kaikō Takeshi (1930-1989): the first, from the series Ano hito ni aitai; the second, Yūyū to shite isoge, in 11 parts.

5. Japan nearing crisis: rare footage of the teito (imperial capital) in 1935 and ’37.

6. Some post-war footage of the major Japanese cities destroyed by the U.S. bombing.

7. This short segment on the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake.


Anonymous said...

Didn't you used to wear a headband like that in high school?

-Taylor Systrica

Anonymous said...


Are you asking me or Beholdmyswarthyface?

-Sally Suzuki, Beholdmyswarthyface Media Director

Anonymous said...

I was asking Beholdmyswarthyface. I think he used to wear a green and red one.

-Taylor Systrica

Anonymous said...

The SAO studio website is finally up:

I have lots of changes to make, so let me know if you have any suggestions.


Anonymous said...


I think I mentioned this before, but Tatekawa Danshi (not Tachikawa, btw) once came to my house in Yamagata to have drinks with the family.