Photos - Heisei Tanuki Gassan Pom Poko

Isao Takahata's 1994 Heisei Tanuki Gassan Pom Poko, one of Studio Ghibli's deepest and most complex films. It is also undoubtedly the most difficult for Westerners to fully grasp; I can't think of another movie that celebrates the sheer alienness of Japan's rich culture. Its social, environmental, and political themes stretch the span of Takahata's career, from 1968's Horus, Prince of the Sun to 1987's Yanagawa Horiwari Monagatari, to Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 Princess Mononoke and 2001's Spirited Away.

1 comment:

Michael Kerpan said...

More of my screen captures from Pom Poko (and a few comments) can be found at:

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