Whiskey ads by Akira Kurosawa

While shooting Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa directed a number of ads for Suntory whiskey. With Francis Ford Coppola, executive producer of the film, as a guest star. The ads might not be as fun as Orson Welles drunken attempts to sell Champagne but anything by Kurosawa grabs my devoted attention.

1kagemusha.jpgThe armies of the Takeda clan on the march in Kagemusha

Via Crazy Japan. Related: Akira Kurosawa Poster Cards.