Archive of films Dojoji Temple / Dojoji

Japan
1976, 19 min

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
Year: 2005

A young widow falls in love with a young monk on his way to a celebrated temple. He can only resist her charms by lying, saying that he will return after completing the pilgrimage. The widow, however, sees through his words, and during a frenzied chase she turns into a giant serpent, the symbol of jealousy, capable of trampling any obstacle. A masterful and aesthetically sophisticated work from 1976.


Synopsis

An elderly monk and his young eager acolyte travel along a road crowded with pilgrims toward a famous temple. As evening approaches they find lodging at a young widow’s; she falls passionately in love with the young man. He can only resist her charms by lying, saying that he will return after completing the pilgrimage. The widow, however, sees through his words, and during a frenzied chase she turns into a giant serpent, the symbol of jealousy, capable of trampling any obstacle. To escape the fury, the monks at the temple decide to hide him underneath a bell. But there’s no refuge from her burning passion.... A masterful and aesthetically sophisticated work from 1976.

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
   
Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Screenplay: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Dir. of Photography: Minoru Tamura
Music: Teizo Matsumura
Editor: Hisako Aizawa
Producer: Fukuma
Production: Sakura Motion Picture Co., Ltd
Contact: 100MeterFilms

Guests

Kihachiro Kawamoto

Film Director

Shohei Shiozaki

Service Company Rep.


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