According to the Hokkaido Shimbun Press, a horse that formerly belonged to Kurosawa passed away on March 19. The horse, called Yumego, was 33 years old.
According to the article, the American born horse appeared in Kagemusha and Ran, and after Kurosawa’s death was presented to the town of Ozora where Dreams was partly filmed.
2 April 2009
One question: is this an April Fool’s joke? Odd timing if not.