Herbert Feinstein interviews Japanese film importer, producer and curator Kashiko Kawakita (1908-1993) in Venice, Italy during the time of the 1968 Venice Film Festival. Kawakita heads Towa Trading, which produces low-budget art films, and runs a number of art film houses in Japan as well. They discuss some of the Japanese films featured at the Festival that year, the legacy of Hiroshima, her son-in-law, Juzo Itami, who is an actor, and her businesses.
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