Samurai movies made Japanese cinema famous worldwide. In the 1950s, films such as the Seven Samurai by Akiro Kurosawa were extremely popular both in Japan and abroad. But waning interest is now leaving many of Japan's silver screen swordsmen out of work. Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Japan's cultural capital of Kyoto.
Shot and edited by Matthew Allard. Shot on a Canon 5 and 7D and edited in Final Cut Pro.
Lenses used were a Canon 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 USM IS 2 f2.8, 16-35mm f2.8, 50mm f1.2, 135mm f2 and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
The Last Samurai courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures