[KineJapan] More problems for Shusenjo

Roger Macy macyroger at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 30 21:11:22 EDT 2019

Thanks, as ever, for the briefings on Shusenjo, not leastbecause it gave me the heads-up that I could watch the film with english subtitlesat the 2100 screenings at Image Forum.

My little take on comes near the end where more than one ofthe neo-imperialists (or whatever you like to call them) come out with aprecept that I might paraphrase as ‘not doubting is doing well’. That’s one-upon the motto of the town I found myself living in where, to enter the townhall, you had to pass under the motto, ‘Do Well and Doubt Not’. Since the neo-imperialistsalso claimed that not doubting was uniquely Japanese, I thought I’d mentionthat. Back, I think in the 90s, I even submitted a question to BBC ‘BrainsTrust’ that the motto of Tunbridge Wells was fundamentally immoral. Threepanellists brought their own fear of personal hesitation to the table and onlyBen Okri saw where an absence of doubt can lead.

There were a lot of names and backgrounds to take in for onesitting. If anyone could tell me the name and anything about theenglish-speaking woman of Japanese descent who reflects, I’d be obliged. https://www.shusenjo.com/click on ‘Gallery’. She’s top row on the far right, the one who faced herdoubts, not the LDP member to her left who can’t.


    On Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 12:09:45 GMT+9, Markus Nornes via KineJapan <kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> wrote:  
 I dropped Miki a line about previous showings. There have been threats, but so far the film has been screened in over 50 Japanese cities without incident. 
Markus NornesProfessor of Asian CinemaDepartment of Film, Television and Media, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design
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