Japan's dying samurai heritage

Expert swordsmen struggle to find work amid waning interest in ancient art.

    Samurai movies once made Japanese cinema famous worldwide.

    In the 1950s, films such as the Seven Samurai by Akiro Kurosawa were extremely popular both in Japan and abroad.

    But waning interest is now leaving many of Japan's silver screen swordsmen out of work.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Japan's cultural capital of Kyoto.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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