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DONALD RICHIE

Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 26, 2019
Kurayami Matsuri: A long night of darkness, a long night of revelry
Past, present and future traditions collide at the centuries-old Darkness Festival at Fuchu's Okunitama Shrine, one of the oldest in the country.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Oct 14, 2017
'A Hundred Years of Japanese Film': Donald Richie gives us the long shot
Donald Richie didn't just open a window on Japanese cinema — the renowned film critic broke down a wall and put in a cultural door.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 16, 2016
Donald Richie: The legacy of an entrenched view
The late Donald Richie lived at apartment number 804 in a block directly facing Shinobazu Pond in Tokyo's Ueno Park. The writer would lead visitors through his home's dimly lit entrance area — crammed with bookshelves — and his minuscule living room to the balcony, beneath which a vast lotus...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Feb 20, 2016
The ink-stained road: 'age of experience'
In the new age of experience that defines the travel accounts on Japan from the immediate pre- and postwar periods, writers began resisting the easy enamor of the Orient. Instead of viewing Japan as an exotic wonderland, they took a more considered, critical view of what they encountered.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Nov 14, 2015
Critic Donald Richie reflects on Asia in 'Travels in the East'
The writer Donald Richie wore many hats: film curator and director, critic, essayist, writer of fiction, composer, cultural commentator extraordinaire and inveterate traveler.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Aug 2, 2014
The Inland Sea
In his lifetime, Donald Richie was best known as a pioneering expert on Japanese cinema; he famously first brought the films of Yasujiro Ozu to the attention of the West, as well as writing the trailblazing "The Japanese Film: Art and Industry" with fellow cinema scholar Joseph L. Anderson. But among...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jul 12, 2014
Kunisaki: into a world of moss and stone
The sense of antiquity on the Kunisaki Peninsula is immediate. There are those that believe the region — whose name is said to mean "land's end" — was created by demons in the service of powerful gods. You have to take these accounts with a pinch of salt, of course, as each explanation confidently...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 23, 2013
Secrets, lies, gaffes, glory: 2013 in quotes
A mix of scandals, achievements, political missteps and commemorations highlighted 2013. Here's a rundown of the quotations that shaped the Year of the Snake.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 7, 2013
Re-examining Yasujiro Ozu on film
Yasujiro Ozu once had a reputation for making films only other Japanese could understand.
CULTURE / Books
Apr 14, 2013
Digging for insights on foreigners living in Japan from some of the most prominent figures
Donald Richie, prolific author of more than 40 books and longtime contributor to The Japan Times, died in February at age 88. April 17 was his birthday, so this review pays tribute by sharing some of the insights he passed on during an interview, one of 12 in this book, conducted four years ago.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 24, 2013
Recommended reading
Donald Richie was a scrupulous writer who paid finite attention to language and content. The following are 10 outstanding choices — titles that should be on any discerning readers' bookshelf.
LIFE
Feb 24, 2013
The champion of Ozu's masterwork "Tokyo Story"
Nowadays, the name of the Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) is known throughout the world. But it wasn't always like this — and it might never have been, without the efforts of Donald Richie.
Japan Times
LIFE
Feb 24, 2013
An inclined view: The life and work of Donald Richie
It was with a heavy heart that I heard from Donald Richie's longtime friend and editor Leza Lowitz that he had passed away on the morning of Tuesday, this week. He was 88.
Japan Times
LIFE
Feb 24, 2013
Sharing films with a master critic
Donald Richie was my friend and mentor for more than 20 years and my inspiration before that. When I was preparing to come to Japan for the first time in 1975, I read many books about the place, but Donald's masterpiece "The Inland Sea" was the one that entranced me. My first long trip after my arrival...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2013
Writer Donald Richie dies at 88
Long-term Japan resident, writer and critic Donald Richie, who through dozens of books and articles published from the late 1940s until the last decade helped introduce Japanese film and culture to the world, passed away in Tokyo on Tuesday, according to his long-term editor, Leza Lowitz. He was 88.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jan 27, 2013
You read about them here first
Ever since 1897 The Japan Times has reported daily in English on people, places and goings-on in and beyond this country. During those 116 years, our articles have often included information that never made it into the Japanese-language press — as in 1934, when the Society Page carried an interview...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Mar 6, 2011
Tadao Sato: 'Japan's single finest film critic'
Tadao Sato laughed an embarrassed laugh as he recalled that three years ago, in London, he had been referred to as a "legend." Though adding to his discomfort, I had to admit that in my university days I had thought of him in the same way. And I still do.
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Jun 5, 2008
Donald Richie offers history lesson
18th in a series
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Dec 28, 2006
A lifetime's observations
He saw Ginza when it was a blackened plain but for the bombed-out Mitsukoshi department store, the Hattori Building and a handful of other structures left standing. He observed the city as it was rebuilt, and its people. He observed, and then he wrote.
CULTURE / Books
Jan 9, 2005
Life in the land where boredom is not an option
Writer, commentator and film specialist Donald Richie has had a good year, on that saw, among other things, the publication of "The Japan Journals" and his receipt of the Rising Sun With Gold Rays, a prestigious award honoring a lifetime of achievement in the arts. Here he shares his thoughts.

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