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This edition: Sansho the Bailiff

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Episode Details

First aired: November 5, 2016.

(1954, Drama, b&w, Japanese w/English subtitles.) Director: Kenji Mizoguchi. Writers: Ogai Mori (short story "Sansho dayu"), Fuji Yahiro (screenplay). Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa. In Medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. Discussion guest: Carole Cavanaugh, Middlebury College.

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Carole Cavanaugh Professor of Japanese Studies, Middlebury College