Original 1970 Japanese B2 poster by Akira Kurosawa for the film Dodes'ka-den (Dodesukaden) directed by Akira Kurosawa with Yoshitaka Zushi / Kin Sugai / Toshiyuki Tonomura / Shinsuke Minami. Very Good-Fine condition.
Dodes'ka-den (どですかでん, Dodesukaden, onomatopoeia term equivalent to "Clickety-clack") is a 1970 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on a book by Shūgorō Yamamoto. It was Kurosawa's first film in color.
The film title "Dodeska-den" are the playacting "words" uttered by the boy character to mimick the sound of his imaginary tram (trolley car) in motion. It is not a commonly used onomatopoeic word in the Japanese vocabulary, but was invented by author Shūgorō Yamamoto in Kisetsu no nai machi ("A Town Without Seasons"), the original story on which the film was based.
In standard Japanese language, this sound would be described as gatan goton, equivalent to "clickity-clack" in English.