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ryuichi sakamoto - nagasaki: memories of my son (cd)


ARTIST // ryuichi sakamoto
LABEL // milan (us)
CAT // mil6788cd


In 2015 Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the music for Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son, the latest film by legendary Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada whose career has spanned six decades and over 80 films. Yamada is perhaps the last director to have lived through what is now known as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema – a period that gave rise to Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu. The film tells the story of Nobuko Fukuhara, a mother who has lost he son in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It is an intimate character study of Nobuko, whose son begins to communicate to hear as a ghost. Ryuichi Sakamoto was thrilled when Yoji Yamada approached him for this project. This beautiful soundtrack by the legendary composer evokes a nostalgic landscape of the humble everyday life of Japanese people while successfully paying homage to the film music of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. This album – never released outside of Japan – is a must have for any fans of Ryuichi Sakamoto.