This is an original stunningly designed Japanese teaser poster printed in 1980 for the first release of Kagemusha directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Size 47.5cm x 100 cm
Kagemusha (影武者, Shadow Warrior) is a 1980 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Kagemusha is the Japanese term for a political decoy, literally meaning "shadow warrior". It is set in the Sengoku period of Japanese history and tells the story of a lower-class criminal who is taught to impersonate a dying daimyō to dissuade opposing lords from attacking the newly vulnerable clan. The daimyō is based on Takeda Shingen, and the film ends with the climactic 1575 Battle of Nagashino.
The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival (tied with All That Jazz). It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and received other honours. In 2009 the film was voted at No. 59 on the list of The Greatest Japanese Films of All Time by Japanese film magazine Kinema Junpo.
This poster is in excellent condition, folded as issued.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 41 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.