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Monday, 6 April 2015

wraith

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And second, this. KAZUO MIYAGAWA POWER! [cinematographer of Kenji Mizoguchi's 1953 film] #Ugetsu: image via Kenji Fujishima, 3 May 2014

The ghost girl and her co
conspirators, the other
heavy breathing fu
kushima pleasure dolls
 
are all up there gliding
in and out of the real
like the wraith woman
in Ugetsu out to get you
 
thinking death might be ok
after a few nights of this
irradiated tokyo bar dream
the drowned ghost in the pool
 
at the bottom
of the cooling tank glows lan-
ternlike in the fear
wreathed caesium water




Lista numerada de #Tarkovski sobre sus #peliculas #favoritas #6 Ugetsu monogatari #Mizoguchi la dimensión del espejo: image via TATJJANA SL @TATJJANA SL, 10 March 2015



Two baseball players at Soma Agricultural High School practiced after class. The school decontaminated the ground but the level of radiation is still higher than normal: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012



The seaside in Iwaki City. Fishermen cannot go out since the fish are contaminated: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012



A destroyed observation post at a beach in Iwaki City, Japan, about 40 kilometers south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012



Inside an abandoned house in Tamura City. Residents and visitors were prohibited from entering the city since the area is located within a 20 kilometer radius of the plant. The government has since changed the perimeter of the no-go zone, and people can now enter the city freely: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012


A poster of the former prime minister, Naoto Kan, which reads “Revival of our healthy Japan” on the 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012


An abandoned cow farm in Namie. Farmers had to flee their farms; animal corpses remain in various states of decay: photo by Kosuke Okahara from the series Fragments of Fukushima, The Lens, 25 September 2012


"Ugetsu Monogatari" (1953) de Kenji #Mizoguchi, una peli estratosférica: via @Cinema_Esencial: image via José Arévalo @jarevalo, 4 March 2015



Untitled (from the series Cesium 12): photo by Seto Masato, 2012 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Cesium - Fukushima

Untitled (from the series Cesium 12): photo by Seto Masato, 2012 (via artist's website)

Cesium - Fukushima

Untitled (from the series Cesium 12): photo by Seto Masato, 2012 (via artist's website)
 
Cesium - Fukushima

Untitled (from the series Cesium 12): photo by Seto Masato, 2012 (via artist's website)

Cesium - Fukushima
 
Untitled (from the series Cesium 12): photo by Seto Masato, 2012 (via artist's website)



site/cloud: photo by Daisuke Yokota, 2013 (via G/P Gallery)
site/cloud
Untitled, from the series site/cloud: photo by Daisuke Yokota, 2012-2013 (via artist's website)
site/cloud
Untitled, from the series site/cloud: photo by Daisuke Yokota, 2012-2013 (via artist's website)

Guillaume Bression's black and white visions of solitude

Fukushima NOGO Zone: photo © by Guillaume Bression, 2013

Guillaume Bression's black and white visions of solitude

 Fukushima NOGO Zone: photo © by Guillaume Bression, 2013 



Fukushima 'No-Go Zone': photo by Pierpaolo Mittica via Private, 29 January 2013


Fukushima 'No-Go Zone': photo by Pierpaolo Mittica via Private, 29 January 2013



Fukushima 'No-Go Zone': photo by Pierpaolo Mittica via Private, 29 January 2013


#Kenji Mizoguchi #Ugetsu (1953) @prtycleverfilms: image via Film Dialogue @filmdialogueone, 3 March 2015


 
Untitled: photo by Cesar Ordoñez from the series Tokyo After Dark, via The Guardian, 17 February 2015

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Trace #16, Lake Hayama (Mano Dam), 2012: photo by Shimpei Takeda, 2012 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)



Untitled: photo by Cesar Ordoñez from the series Tokyo After Dark, via The Guardian, 17 February 2015


Life Scan Fukushima: photo by Ishu Han, 2013 (Museum of Fine Ats, Boston)



October 17, 2011, Ōfunato, Miyagi Prefecture: photo by Kitajima Keizō, 2014 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)


Decontamination workers wearing protective suits and masks, work on big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture. This is near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant: photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters, 24 February 2015



 Big black plastic bags containing radiated material from the decontamination operation are dumped at a temporary storage site in Tomioka town: photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters, 24 February 2015


Sigue en @CinetecaMexico el ciclo de #MIZOGUCHI. Dentro d él, la sensacional UGETSU MONOGATARI: image via Darwin-The Movie @Darwin_Movie, 1 October 2014


"Ugetsu Monogatari" (1953) de Kenji #Mizoguchi, una peli estratosférica: via @Cinema_Esencial: image via José Arévalo @jarevalo, 4 March 2015

Chikamatsu monogatari 1954 Kenji #Mizoguchi amazing stills by @filmcaptures: image via Rifrazioni @rifrazioni_net, 23 December 2013

5 comments:

TC said...

To the lovely coon cat who "helped" me post this -- Morituri.

My faithful audience of one, more watchful than loyal if truth be told (oy, can you blame her?), has just now, upon arising with the customary totally intelligible in this crumbling household trepidation, hazarded the thought, here in the 42 degree F. @4 a.m. kitchen, that, er, nobody will have the faintest, as to what I'm on about, here.

Countered stricken, clueless I: "But dear, it's simply... one of the greatest films of all time!"

"Yes, if you're above a certain age."

Ugestsu (1953) -- Lady Wasaka

"A product of the male imagination who ultimately becomes too powerful to be contained by the limitations of fantasy, Mizoguchi's Lady Wakasa is quite possibly the most compelling female character in a filmography that's brimming with them. Totally subservient to the patriarchy, yet nonetheless motivated wholly by her own self-fulfilment (her sexuality is used to ensnare men), her eerie presence in Ugetsu's mystical sub-narrative births all sorts of ambiguities and contradictions that scintillate to this very day. This sequence engrossingly summarises her ephemeral nature: from subservience to eroticism to outright possession."

TC said...

Right then, so, and as the frigid dawn draws inexorably nearer, with its prospect of weird climate change lightning strikes, a further embarrassing admission, one other thing I seem to have foolishly taken for granted, as though it were the nose before my face, the appreciation of this post, if any, will derive almost entirely from having been obsessively dwelling, as we here in our New Neolithic condition have been, and for that matter who on Earth could not have been, upon the images and reflections thereupon contained and suggested here:

Unearthly Beauty

I mean, is it just me, and my always hard at work Roentgen burden, or... ?

kent said...

Tom, you're fine.

TC said...

Thank God.

All alone in the spooky irradiated kitchen, there, for awhile.

Tisa Walden said...





This is beautiful

These days if no one gets it

It's a good thing