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CREDITS

Narrator
Richard Chamberlain

Writers
Joan Owens Meyerson
Lyn Goldfarb
Deborah Ann DeSnoo

Produced & Directed by
Lyn Goldfarb
Deborah Ann DeSnoo

Director of Photography
Michael Chin

Editor
Gail Yasunaga

Composer
Dave Iwataki

Producer
Toshihiro Saito

Associate Producers
Izumi Tanaka
Mariko Fujiwara

Featured Performers
Toshihiro Saito
Mariko Fujiwara
Isao Machii
Ryonosuke Etoh
Shin Ya-nae
Daisuke Igakura
James Kent
Alexei Podtcheko

Acting Company
Crane River Workshop Ensemble

Action Director
Hiroshi Kuze

Horses
Ogasawararyu Yabusame Butokukai

Armor
Marutake Sangyo Co. Ltd

Art Director
Kyoko Heya

Set Decoration
Yuji Fukuzawa - Fis
Mio Nakano - Fis
Crane River Ensemble

Costumes
Shochiku Costumes

Hair/Make-up
Yoshimi Kon
Fukushi Kawata
Mihana Kashii

Steadicam Operator
Hiroki Izumi

Assistant Camera
Paul Marbury

2nd Unit Camera
Sandra Chandler

Gaffer
Shigeyuki Sugiyama

Lighting Crew
Takahiro Sekino
Keiji Mukai
Dean J. Hayasaka

Sound Recordists
Scott Harber
Ichiro Ide

Key Grip
Jeff Taylor

Grips
NK Tokki, Inc, Japan
Kerrec Williams

Production Management
PLUG-IN, Inc.

Production Coordinators
Kunio Kadowaki
Michael Nepris

Assistant Director
Toru Tanaka

Production Assistants
Chisen Suzuki
Shin Ya-nae
Savas Georgalis
Jaime Meyers
Eriko Ueno

Interns
Heather Lenz
Laura Matter Fukushima

Post-production Supervisor
Tom Halasz

Music Supervisor
Nancy Severinsen

Voice Casting
Mindy Pomper Johnson

Research
Ellen Mulligan
Midori Oka
Sumiko Urquhart

Translation
PLUG-IN, Inc.
Sunnyside Pictures

Assistant Editors
Tom Halasz
Glenn Fukushima

Fire/Inferno Artists
O.T. Hight
Jeff Vermillion

Smoke Artist
Nick Berrisford

Final Colorist
Randy Beveridge

Sound Supervisor
Jeff Rosen
H. Jay Levine, M.P.S.E.

Music Mixer
Don Digiriolamo

Foley Mixer
Todd Langner

Scoring Mixer
Joel Iwataki

Sound Effects Editor
Eric Williams

Foley Engineer
Herb Pedersen

Foley Artists
Tim Pearson
Noel Voight

Recordists
Chris Ostler
Larry Herman

Audio Layback
Craig Holbrook

Dailies Colorist
Joe Hathaway
Sam Dlugach

Video Technicians
Marcelo Payes
Lew Bates

Scheduling for Westwind Media
Sly West
Regina Gonzalez
Micca Eo

Post-production Services
Westwind Media

Title Design
Magika
Teri Yarbrow & Max Almy

Computer Graphics
Area 51

Still Photographers
Shunji Jonoshita
Taku Miyazawa

Featured Locations
Aizu Buke Yashiki
Daisho-in Temple
Fukushima Minka-en, Fukushima City
Hagi City
Kamiyokoze Akiragi Farm, Hagi
Kikuya Residence, Hagi
Kuchiba Residence, Hagi
Nagasaki City
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
National Treasure Himeji Castle
National Treasure Hikone Castle
Nijo Castle, Kyoto
Tanoue Farm, Kagoshima
Tenryu-ji Temple
University of Sacred Heart
Yakuyoke Horinouchi Myoho-ji Temple

Special Thanks
The Japan Foundation for support Kodak

Thanks to
Aizuwakamatsu Film Commission
Fukushima City
Hagi Film Commission
Himeji Film Commission
San Diego Film Commission
Shiga Location Office
Japan National Tourist Organization
Shimotsuke Newspaper
SOUND CRAFT, Inc.
Imagica
Michael Auslin
Steve Drinkwater
Michael Cooper
Tokiharu Kawada
Herman Ooms
Yasuhiko Yahata

Art Sources
Art Resources
Bato-machi Hiroshige Museum
Chiba City Museum
Chokoji Temple, Toyoda City
Edo Tokyo Museum
Gifu City Museum of History
Nara Hasedera Temple
Heibonsha
Hozanji Temple
Hyakusaiji Temple
Japan National Diet Library
Kei Kawakami
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kobe City Museum
Library of Congress
Masayoshi Kanamaru, private collection, Osaka Castle
Merlin Dailey
Mitsui Bunko
Nagasaki Prefecture
National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden
National Museum of Japanese History
Okazaki City, Hall of Ieyasu
Osaka Castle Museum
Shimada Museum of Art
Spencer Collection, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
SR Turnbull
Takahashi Collection, Keio University
Taku Hayashi
Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo
Tokaido Hiroshige Museum
Tokyo National Museum
Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum
Watanabe Art Museum
Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY
Yasumasa Yasuba
Yogen-in Temple

Literary Sources
Berry, Mary Elizabeth, Hideyoshi, Council of East Asian Studies, Harvard University Press, 1982.

Bryant, Anthony, Sekigahara 1600, Osprey Press, 1995.

Cooper, Michael, They Came to Japan: An Anthology of European Reports on Japan 1543-1640, University of Michigan Press, 1995.

Hurlimann, Martin and Francis King, Japan, Copyright 1970 Thames & Hudson Ltd. and Martin Hurlimann.

Kuno, Yoshio, Japanese Expansion on the Asiatic Continent, Vol. 1, Regents of the University of California, Univ. of California Press, 1937, renewed 1965.

Lu, David, Japan: A Documentary History: From the Dawn of History to the Late Tokugawa History, M.E. Sharpe, New York, 1996.

Musashi, Miyamoto, A Book,of Five Rings, Overlook Press, 1974.

Oan, translated by Izumi Tanaka, Oan Monogatari, Japan.

Sato, Hiroaki, Legend of Samurai, Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press, 1995.

Totman, Conrad, Tokugaway Ieyasu Shogun, Heian International Inc., 1990.

Tsunoda, Ryusaku, Wm. Theodore, De Bary, Donald Keene, Sources of Japanese Tradition, v. I and II, Columbia University Press, 1967.

Turnbull, Stephen, Samurai: The Warrior Tradition, Cassell Group, London, England, 1996.


For Devillier Donegan Enterprises

Production Manager
Tawanda Morris

Program Development
Rebecca Goldfield

Supervising Producer
Greg Diefenbach

Executive Producers
Ron Devillier
Brian Donegan


2003 Lyn Goldfarb and Deborah Ann DeSnoo

IMAGE CREDITS
Top: Samurai men and women courting/National Museum of Ethnology Leiden
Lyn Goldfarb/Lyn Goldfarb
Deborah DeSnoo/Plug-In


FULL PRODUCTION CREDITS
Episode One: The Way of the Samurai
Episode Two: The Will of the Shogun
Episode Three: The Return of the Barbarians
Crane River Workshop Actors



PREVIEW
Episode One: The Way of the Samurai
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Episode Two: The Will of the Shogun
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Episode Three: The Return of the Barbarians
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STATIONS & SHOWTIMES
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire premieres May 26, 2004. Check local listings.



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