Category: Laputa

Ruriko Asaoka Morning Festival

While at the Kiyoshi Atsumi festival at the Togeki I picked up a flyer for an upcoming program at the Laputa theater in Asagaya. As I skimmed through it, I noticed that Ruriko Asaoka seemed to be in all the pictures and yet her name was not mentioned in any of the synopses or cast listings. I shouldn’t have been… Read more →

Byaku Fujin No Youren (The Legend of the White Serpent)

Laputa Theater in Asagaya is currently screening this 1956 Toho-Shaw Brothers co-production at 2:40 pm until Tuesday July 7th. It is part of the Laputa’s current series about actor Ryō Ikebe, who plays Kyosen. It is also is the first special effects color film by Toho, with the special effects created by Eiji Tsuburaya, best known for Godzilla. Personally, though,… Read more →