"Dodes'ka-den", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1970, Ultra Rare, STB Size 20x57" (51x145cm)
"Dodes'ka-den", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1970, Ultra Rare, STB Size 20x57" (51x145cm)
"Dodes'ka-den", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1970, Ultra Rare, STB Size 20x57" (51x145cm)
"Dodes'ka-den", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1970, Ultra Rare, STB Size 20x57" (51x145cm)
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"Dodes'ka-den", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1970, Ultra Rare, STB Size 20x57" (51x145cm)

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This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1970 for the first release of Dodes'ka-den.

The incredibly beautiful poster artwork by Akira Kurosawa himself.

This almost 5′ tall STB poster features fantastic artwork. The tatekan STB format had much lower print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.

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 [ja] (A Town Without Seasons), the original novel on which the film was based.

In standard Japanese language, this sound would be described as gatan goton, equivalent to "clickity-clack" in English.

 (Source: Wikipedia)

This poster is in a very good condition. It is a two-panel poster, not glued together (which is better), there are no pinholes or tears. There is some slight edge wear, the colors are extremely bright. Please refer to the imagery (both top and bottom) as this is the exact poster that is for sale.

It is 51 years old!

It is not a reproduction or a reprint.

Certificate of Authenticity included.

STB 20x57" (51x145cm)