“The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil mind, evil sword.”*
Today is the birthday of the great Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune (April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997).
As you know, I have been watching Shogun (1980) in 4-part increments. Part Four is in the mail! Toshiro Mifune definitely steals the show.
Of Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa said, “I am proud of nothing I have done other than with him.”
Well, I guess so.
Why is there not a National Holiday in Japan honoring him? Today should be Toshiro Mifune Day. Well, it is my personal Toshiro Mifune Day. Sake, anyone?
P.S. My brother had a Datsun back in the day that he named Toshiro.
*The Sword of Doom (1966)