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Japan: A Cherry Blossom By Many Other Names MP4 Video Download DVD

Japan: A Cherry Blossom By Many Other Names MP4 Video Download DVD
Japan: A Cherry Blossom By Many Other Names MP4 Video Download DVD
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The Japan In Myth, Imagination, Legend And Reality As Seen Through The Historical And Artistic Lense Of Six Video Features -- 90 Minutes Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!


ANCIENT WARRIORS: THE SAMURAI (Color, 1993, 24 Minutes)
The traditions of the hereditary military nobility and officer caste of Japan, with especial attention to its origins in The Genpei War (11801185) between the Minamoto clan and the Taira clan, which established Minamoto No Yoritomo as the first shogun, as well asthe supremacy of the samurai caste for the next seven hundred years/

A CLASH OF TWO CULTURES (Color, 1978, 24 Minutes)
An installment of The 16 Part TV documentary series written, hosted and narrated by distinguished American journalist Eric Sevareid that concludes, in the words of this Pacific War veteran, that Japan did more to try to understand America's point of view than America ever cared to see theirs.

CHILDREN OF JAPAN (Black/White, 1941, 11 Minutes) An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind documentary of the life of a typical Japanese middleclass family, filmed earlier the same year as the Pearl Harbor attack.

FROM ENEMY TO ALLY (Black/White, 1969, 15 Minutes)
Heart newsreel short subject on the political and economic rise of Japan from the ashes of World War II, the rule of General MacArthur, land reform (the only peaceful land reform to take place in all of 20th century Asia), the secularization of the Imperial family's status and, most importantly, the institution and maintenance of good relations between America and Japan.

MAIL ORDER (Color, 12 Minutes)
A dive into the imagination of a lonely yuppie white American man looking for love: by video mail order if he has to, by winning a beautiful Japanese waitress he fixates on if he can. Image and reality clash in this 1988 UCLA Department of Film and Television production, assisted by the Institute of American Cultures and the Asian Studies Center, UCLA, written and directed by Daniel Tirtawinata.

CELEBRATION IN WATERCOLOR (Color, 1986, 3 Minutes)
A filming by director Eric Friedl of lotuses, kois and lilypads in the creative process of being drawn and painted by artist Katherine Myers, with a muscial score by Rod Argent, founder and keyboardist of the English rock band the Zombies and the band Argent.


Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean off the northeast coast of the Asian mainland. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The Japanese archipelago consists of four major islands-Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu-and thousands of smaller islands, covering around 380,000 square kilometres (150,000 sq mi). With a population of more than 125 million as of 2020, Japan is the 11th most populous country. Tokyo is its capital and largest city. Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. About three-quarters of the country's terrain is mountainous and heavily forested, concentrating its agriculture and highly urbanized population along its eastern coastal plains. Greater Tokyo is the world's most populous metropolitan area, with more than 38 million inhabitants as of 2016. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan's islands are prone to destructive earthquakes and tsunamis. The first known habitation of the archipelago dates to the Upper Paleolithic, with the beginning Japanese Paleolithic dating to circa 36,000 BC. Between the fourth and sixth centuries, its kingdoms were united under an emperor in Nara, and later Heian-kyo. From the 12th century, actual power was held by military dictators (shogun) and feudal lords (daimyo), and enforced by warrior nobility (samurai). After rule by the Kamakura and Ashikaga shogunates and a century of warring states, Japan was unified in 1600 by the Tokugawa shogunate, which implemented an isolationist foreign policy. In 1853, a United States fleet forced Japan to open trade to the West, which led to the end of the shogunate and the restoration of imperial power in 1868. In the Meiji period, the Empire of Japan pursued rapid industrialization and modernization, as well as militarism and overseas colonization. In 1937, Japan invaded China, and in 1941 attacked the United States and European colonial powers, entering World War II as an Axis power. After suffering defeat in the Pacific War and two atomic bombings, Japan surrendered in 1945 and came under Allied occupation. After the war, the country underwent rapid economic growth, although its economy has stagnated since 1990. Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature, the National Diet. A great power and the only Asian member of the G7, Japan has constitutionally renounced its right to declare war, but maintains one of the world's strongest militaries. A highly developed country with one of the world's largest economies, Japan is a global leader in science and technology and the automotive, robotics, and electronics industries. It has one of the world's longest life expectancies, though is undergoing population decline. Japan's culture is well known around the world, including its art, cuisine, film, music, and popular culture, which includes prominent comics, animation, and video game industries.