Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a series of short stories and parables based upon actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. Produced partly by George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg, Dreams offers a thrilling journey of outstanding cinematography and audio to support. The series relies more on imagery than dialogue to convey the story or theme.


Whilst each of the eight stories are separate, some do overlap in terms of characters and theme. Sunshine Through The Rain The Peach Orchard The Blizzard The Tunnel Crows Mount Fuji in Red The Weeping Demon Village of the Watermills

Akira Kurosawa

Perhaps Japans best know filmmaker. His films greatly influenced a generation of filmmakers throughout the world. Starting in 1943 and finishing in 1993 Akira Kurosawa’s career is much longer than his peers. His first films where made in conjunction with the Japanese government, often as propaganda films. His film Rashomon was his most successful film. Seven Samurai and Ran where also very popular.

Filming locations

  • Gotemba, Japan
  • Kurosawa Film Studio, Tokyo, Japan
  • Memambetsu-cho, Abashiri, Japan
  • Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
  • Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan

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