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Ryukoku wraps Kurosawa project

Tokyo university digitalizes 27,431 items

TOKYO — Kurosawa Production and Tokyo-based Ryukoku University have completed a project to digitalize 27,431 items belonging to late helmer Akira Kurosawa, the two partners announced on Tuesday.

In March 2005, Ryukoku began digitalizing scripts, notes, photos and other materials used to make Kurosawa’s 30 pics, including never-before-seen continuity drawings from “Seven Samurai” and “Ran.”

The materials have been uploaded to Ryukoku’s website at: http://www.afc.ryukoku.ac.jp/Komon/kurosawa/index.html

Kurosawa Production, headed by the helmer’s son, Hisao Kurosawa, undertook the project to preserve Kurosawa’s physical legacy, which has been deteriorating since Kurosawa’s death in September 1998. Meanwhile, Ryokoku has an established track record in digitalizing old manuscripts, leading Kurosawa to partner with them for the project.

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