Eroticism in Itami's the Funeral and Tampopo: Juxtaposition and symbolism

Zvika Serper*

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Abstract

Itami creates eroticism in The Funeral (1984) and Tampopo (1985) by combining traditional Japanese notions of aesthetics with a contemporary attitude toward the depiction of sex. Similar to their manifestations in other traditional and modern Japanese performing and visual arts, the shape and color of clothing, covering/uncovering of the body, and objects are juxtaposed to give them symbolic sexual meaning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-95
Number of pages26
JournalCinema Journal
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

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