A pencil portrait of Mifune Toshiro, the favorite actor of japanese director Kurosawa Akira. Even people who do not know Kurosawa have heard at least of one of his movies: Seven Samurai (released in 1954). In that movie as in many others, Mifune impersonated the character who made his fame, and who was probably closest to his own self: a seemingly nonchalant samurai, quick to drink and recite poems under the moon, yet driven by a sense of probity and honor as sharp as his sword, and a courage as swift as the arm that holds the blade.
Here is to Mifune !
Copyright Pierre Carles 2013