雨あがる

In the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, in the transition period between the luxurious Genroku Era (1688-1703) and the simple Kyocho Era (1716-1735), the ronin – a samurai without a master – Ihei Misawa (Akira Terao) and his sweet wife Tayo Misawa (Yoshiko Miyazaki) are trapped in a very humble inn with very poor guests. The rain does not stop, and the group is unable to follow their journeys, once the water level of the river is too high to be crossed. The good and decent Ilhei goes to a dojo without the knowledge of Tayo and disputes a fight, and with the collected money, he buys food and sake for the starving costumers, making the people very happy. After the rain, in an incident with some locals, he meets the feudal landlord, Lord Nagai Izuminokami Shigeaki (Shiro Mifune), who invites him to be the chief of art of fencing of his warriors, but the envy and proud prevail and Misawa is dismissed from the aimed job. The quiet Tayo decides to present her optimistic and touching viewpoint of what happened to Ilhei. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

合気道

Το Aikido είναι μια Ιαπωνέζικη πολεμική τέχνη η οποία αναπτύχθηκε από τον Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).

Η λέξη Aikido αποτελείται από τρεις χαρακτήρες Kanji:

Ai 合 – αρμονία/ένωση;
Ki 気 – πνευμα/ενέργεια;
Do 道 – ο Δρόμος

Σε ελεύθερη απόδοση Aikido σημαίνει “Ο Δρόμος της αρμονίας με το Κι (ενέργεια)”, ή “Ο Δρόμος της αρμονίας πνεύματος”.

羅生門

Truth is a complex subject to explore, capture, and define. Continually we are faced with the question, what is truth and what is fiction. Truth serves a role in every day life, there is a skewed sense of truth in history and it is depicted as a major controlling factor in the movie, Rashomon. The idea of truth is all around us but can we really perceive what is accurate.

The Rashomon Effect is the phenomenon by which observers of an event can produce very different but entirely plausible accounts of what happened. This is because every person has a unique set of life experiences that cause him to pay attention to things in his own way. Physical position and personal relationship to the event, as well as psychological makeup, determine how a person will perceive it. This is one reason why eyewitness testimony can be so unreliable.