Zimski dnevi / Fuyo no Hi / Winter Days / Jours d'Hiver

Zimski dnevi / Fuyo no Hi / Winter Days / Jours d'Hiver

Kihachirô Kawamoto

Japonska, 2003, 35mm, 65:00

collective
in Japanese with French, English and Slovenian subtitles

Script: Matsuo Bashô
Music: Ikebe Shinichirô, Ul Kôji
Animation: Yuri Norstein, Morita Noriko, Shimamura Tatsuo, Okuyama Reiko, Kotabe Yôichi, Alexandre Petrov, Yoneshô Maya, Urumadelvi, Hayashi Seiichi, Isshiki Azuru, Bretislav Pojar, Bowda Katsushi, Katayama Masahiro, Mark Baker, Itô Yûichi, Kurosaka Keita, Yokosura Reiko, Asano Yûko, Kifune Tokumitsu, Ishida Sonoko, Wang Bai Rong, Takahata Isao, Hikone Norio, Mori Masaaki, Furukawa Taku, Co Hoedeman, Jacques Drouin, Yusaki Fusako, Yamamura Kôji, Kawamoto Kihachirô, Ohi Fumio, Fukushima Hal, Ikif, Raoul Servais, Suzuki Shinichi, Ishida Takuya, Naka Taro, Nomura Tatsutoshi, Kuri Yoji
Producer: Shimamura Tatsuo

Distribution: Les Films du Paradoxe

 

The rain which accompanied my long journey, destroyed my straw hat, the daily storms tore up my clothes. Even though I am fairly close with Mrs Poverty, I feel pitiful to say the least. When I suddenly remembered the great poet who walked these lands a long time ago, writing nonsense poetry, I started to write…

 

WINTER DAYS illustrates the first renga by Matsuo Bashō in his volume of poetry of the same name. Bashō (1644-1695) is considered the first great poet in the history of haiku, and one of the three great writers of the Golden Age of Osaka (Genroku) together with Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Ihara Saikaku. A classical form of Japanese poetry, renga – or renku – is a longer piece of linked verse poetry composed of verses, usually 36 haikus, written by various poems. Renga is read as a linked sequence of verses, where each next verse refers to the previous one.

 

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