Absolutely fantastic stuff. This is a very certain mood change for Yamanaka, his other two surviving films are sombre and bleak but here he infuses the frame with more playful staging and characters creating a hugely entertaining and expertly crafted screwball comedy. 5/5
Yamanaka's simple shooting style, with beautiful frames one wants to linger over, dominate this hilarious tale of a pot that goes missing that has a map to buried treasure on it. As the characters in ever-increasing comical greed try and search for it, they dont realise that it is right under their hot noses and belongs to a child who keeps his goldfish in it. Scar-eyed, one armed Denjiro Okochi is magnificent.