Saturday, October 16, 2010

Then And Now, Again

In Ozu's "There Was A Father", the pivotal moment early in the film was the school trip to Hakone. Below is the Ashinoko, the Lake in Hakone area. Hakone has been one of the most popular resorts in Japan, being close to Tokyo metropolis. This is 1942, almost 70 years ago.
Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji, "There Was A Father (1942)"

This is Ashinoko now.
A Pirate Ship ans Mt.Fuji
(via hakone-kankosen.co.jp)

No, they are not shooting "Pirates of Caribbean : Final Chapter -There Was A Captain". There are three pirates ships in operation as tourist attractions.

I don't know what to say.



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