Author Topic: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)  (Read 1219 times)

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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 10:49:09 »
Maybe a Ran inspired one next? Don't much remember it but I remember someone fighting with an odashi, Mifune's character in Seven Samurai has one too.

no idea what an Odashi is, mispelling?
....how about another Mifune mover?

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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 09:54:51 »
  :lol:

Both of them lovely movers!

No pun intended (even from this English peasant).

Is "lovely movers" a phrase? It sounds somehow familiar even though I've never heard it before.

I think Eric Morecambe said, possibly of Glenda Jackson, "She's a lovely mover isn't she?"
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 04:03:53 »
Now that's an idiom I can get behind!  :party:
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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 01:37:56 »
no idea what an Odashi is, mispelling?


It's the really long sword he carries, originally designed for use on horseback.
It seems odachi with a c is the more preferred spelling.




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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 01:20:24 »
It's a nōdachi, Cheng!  😉
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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2017, 17:43:09 »
It's a nōdachi, Cheng!  😉

thanks Arnaud...I have trouble remembering names, what more, foreign names  :P

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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 19:10:10 »
Found a little chart that shows different Japanese tachi type swords.



Comparison of tachi and katana which is mostly that katana has a straighter blade.


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Re: Toshiro Mifune as Kikuchiyo in The 7 Samurai(1954)
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2018, 03:44:57 »
Found a little chart that shows different Japanese tachi type swords.
Comparison of tachi and katana which is mostly that katana has a straighter blade.

thanks Klickteryx!
so our playmos ones are Wakizashi(s) I think :D