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Last piece of Kurosawa museum closes door in Imari

Akira KurosawaThe long-term temporary Kurosawa exhibition at Imari, Japan has closed its doors today, and in so doing seemingly brought an end to any hopes of seeing a permanent Kurosawa museum open there.

The exhibition studio was opened in July 1999 as a temporary facility until a fully fledged Kurosawa museum would be constructed in its place. Unfortunately, nothing concrete happened in the next ten years, and following some financial trouble with the Kurosawa Foundation last year, it was announced that the plans were officially abandoned. During its almost eleven years of existence, approximately 430,000 people visited the exhibition, which included around 110 Kurosawa items ranging from handwritten screenplays to pictures and wardrobe items from his films.

Sources: Asahi, Mainichi, Nishinippon, Saga.





That’s too bad. 🙁 I would have liked to see it someday.

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