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Image of the Day. Narusean Knuckle-gnashing

Michiyo Kogure in a moment of typically-Narusean anxiety in _Even Parting is Enjoyable_ (1947).

It's been a while since we've posted a still from a Mikio Naruse movie here at the Notebook, so here ya go—and this one doesn't even have Hideko Takamine in it (a first?).

Instead, it's Triple Crown of Japanese Acting (Ozu! Naruse! Mizoguchi!) holder Michiyo Kogure in a moment of typically-Narusean anxiety in Even Parting is Enjoyable, M.N.'s contribution to the 1947 Toho omnibus Four Love Stories. Despair and unflattering haircuts go hand-in-hand.

Ah ha, i really like her performance in Tales of the Taira Clan, which is my Mizoguchi choice for the next Directors Cup group match.

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