Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News
Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News

How Seven Samurai inspired photographer to spend half his life in East Asia

  • Akira Kurosawa film triggered in an 11-year-old Magnus Bartlett a yearning to see Japan
  • Travel guide publisher admires the way it encapsulates the human condition and takes film-goers on an emotional roller-coaster ride

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News
Toshiro Mifune (foreground) in a scene from Seven Samurai. Photo: AP/Kyodo News
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