Monday, November 10, 2014

The Yakuza (1974) Animated GIF Set 1

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!

Kendo class in session
A drill called "kiri kaeshi" that's part of the typical warmup

Tanaka Ken Sensei demonstration
ZNKR (Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei)'s
"Ippon me mae" kata

Some shorter 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!



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