Monday, March 02, 2009

Winter Days, animated film based on Basho's renga

Thanks to Steven at the Golden Fish, I have just discovered a film called Winter Days, an animated version based on a renga (in 36 stanzas), the hokku of which was written by Basho (as well as 6 other stanzas), each section filmed by a different director.

I'm not sure why the links aren't working at that ste, but here's a link to the first part from Youtube. Hopefully the rest will be discovered there.

Some other links of interest:

Wikipedia, where you view the entire poem in translation.
An interview with the director of the first stanza, the hokku, in which he goes into some detail.

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