A Word on Masaru Hashimoto

A word on Masaru Hashimoto, whose work is sadly unknown in the West.  A film critic, political commentator and illustrator who encouraged the independent film movement, contributing essays and illustrations to the Art Theater Guild of Japan.  The ATG ran several theaters around the Tokyo area, and whenever possible, they sold pamphlets for each film.  These pamphlets had interviews with the director, essays by other directors, criticism, pictures, illustrations, AND the entire script of the film.  Hashimoto’s illustrations always preceding the script, beautiful, intricate, simple and profound.

The Ceremony

 

Mandara

 

The Crazy Family

 

The Family Game

 

Remembrance

 

 

 

The Assassination of Ryoma

 

Hymn

 

Ecstasy of the Angels

 

Lost Lovers

 

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

 

Evil Spirits of Japan

One comment

  1. klempop · December 13, 2012

    Incredible illustrations, I’d love to have some of them up on my wall.

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