Director: Banmei Takahashi
Cast: Yuki Uchida, Masahiko Nishimura, Masanobu Katsumura,
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kantaro Nakamura
New DVD release of the film "Zen" starring a Kabuki actor Kantaro Nakamura. The film tells the story of a Zen Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji who was a leading religious figure 750 years ago, during the Kamakura period.
After losing his mother, he decides to perform the ascetic training in China to become a Buddhist teacher.
One summer morning, enlightened Dogen returns to Japan and devotes himself as an evangelist of the new Buddhism. But the new form was unacceptable and a community begins taking steps to suppress. . .
2008 Color 16:9 Wiscreen 127 Min.
Japanese with Removabale English subtitles