They want us to tell the world of our clan’s cruelty.
We can’t go to Edo anymore! No one will ever know the story of your father and mother now.
Toshirō Mifune in advertisements for Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Toshirō Mifune and Akira Kurosawa on the set of Throne of Blood (1957)
Toshiro Mifune with wife Sachiko during the filming of Red Beard, ca. 1964.
Toshiro Mifune in 醜聞 (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
Toshirō Mifune in publicity stills for Rashōmon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa with the cast and crew of Dersu Uzala at Mosfilm in 1975. A decade since last working together on Red Beard, Mifune visited Kurosawa during post-production on Dersu Uzala to interview him for a Japanese TV show. According to Kurosawa’s long-time assistant Teruyo Nogami, Mosfilm executives originally suggested Mifune for the role of Gold tribe hunter/guide Dersu, but Kurosawa did not believe Mifune was right for the part. The role eventually went to Tuvan theatre actor Maxim Munzuk.
Behind the scenes of Kurosawa Akira’s Sanjuro (椿三十郎), 1962