Movie Poster of the Week: "Rickshaw Man" and the posters of Hideko Takamine

Adrian Curry

The great Japanese actress Hideko Takamine, who passed away on December 28 at the age of 86, has been eulogized beautifully on MUBI already (here, herehere and here) but I wanted to add my own personal tribute in posters. The 1958 Rickshaw Man (directed by Hiroshi Inagaki) starred Takamine as a young widow opposite Toshiro Mifune. I wish I could have found better poster images for Takamine’s films for Mikio Naruse (if anyone has better ones please let me know) but I did manage to find these smaller jpegs for Naruse’s masterpieces Floating Clouds (1955, top) and Lightning (1952, below left), as well as one for Keisuke Kinoshita’s 1951 Carmen Come Home (below right).

I also really like this poster for a recent Takamine retrospective that I found on someone’s Tumblr page. Hideko Takamine rest in peace.

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