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May 16, 1898, Tokyo. Japan — d. Aug. 24, 1956, Kyoto), Japanese motion-
picture director whose pictorially beautiful films dealt with the nature of reality, the
conflict between modern and traditional values, and the redeeming quality of a ...
In the hero of Blade Among the Boys (1962), traditional practices and beliefs
ultimately take precedence over half-absorbed European and Christian values.
Nzekwu wrote a third novel, Highlife for Lizards (1965), and a children's book,
Soken, who was skillful in both Chinese-style ink painting and the traditional
Tosa school painting, which employed Japanese subject matter and a colourful
decorative style, instructed his pupil in both these manners. Other influences on
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