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Enraptured

Enraptured

Enraptured by Hideo Oba (1961)

In this classic of Japanese film directed by Hideo Oba a promising young dancer asks her mentor to write a screenplay for a No play. He then introduces her to an idealistic and young student of classical literature and theatre, in the hope that they become a match and marry. 

Kimono and fashion is a very important aspect of this film. The costume design was done beautifully as a way of empowering Kimono and showing how relevant and current still was for the time. With this the director probably hoped to spark interest in the younger generation of once again going back to the roots of Japanese fashion and revive Kimono fashion. 

 

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