Takakura Ken, one of Japan's greatest actors, passed away Nov 10, 2014 as reported here:
He was in one of my all-time favorite movies, The Yakuza (1974). I made some animated GIFs in his honor as tribute.
Enjoy this first set of 11 GIFs!
NOTE: Posted Nov 19, 2014 and backdated to Nov 10, 2014. Domo arigato gozaimasu to my friend Tom V. for the naming of the drill and kata!