Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kon Ichikawa Dead

One of the last of the Japanese master directors has passed away today as reported by The Mainichi Daily News here:

Japanese film director Kon Ichikawa dead at 92

TOKYO (AP) -- Kon Ichikawa, the Japanese director of such films as "Harp of Burma" and "Tokyo Olympiad," has died. He was 92.

Ichikawa died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital on Feb. 13, said Chizuko Wagatsuma, a spokeswoman with Toho Co., the company that released "The Makioka Sisters" and many of his other films in the 1970s and 1980s.

He had been hospitalized since mid-January, she said.

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