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Reuters: Chinese director opens wounds in Yasukuni shrine film

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 15, 2007 at 2:38AM

An elderly Japanese swordmaker painstakingly forges his final masterpiece in the opening sequence of "Yasukuni," Chinese documentary filmmaker Li Ying's exploration of a controversial Tokyo shrine. The Yasukuni shrine honors millions of Japanese war dead and is seen by many in Asia as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. Lucy Hornby and Vivi Lin report.
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An elderly Japanese swordmaker painstakingly forges his final masterpiece in the opening sequence of "Yasukuni," Chinese documentary filmmaker Li Ying's exploration of a controversial Tokyo shrine. The Yasukuni shrine honors millions of Japanese war dead and is seen by many in Asia as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. Lucy Hornby and Vivi Lin report.







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