JAPAN: MEMOIRS OF A SECRET EMPIRE
Commanding shoguns and samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans — all were part of the Japanese “renaissance” — a period between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the Shogun under his absolute power and control.
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West, and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world.
3-Hour Series. National Primetime PBS Broadcast, 2004.
Special Screening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Produced by: Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann DeSnoo
- Directed by: Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann DeSnoo
- Written by: Joan Owens Meyerson, Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann DeSnoo
- Director of Photography: Michael Chin
- Editors: Gail Yasunaga, William Haugse A.C.E.
- Composers: Dave Iwataki, Dana Kaproff
- Narrator: Richard Chamberlain
Produced in association with Devillier Donegan Enterprises and PBS.
Nominee, International Documentary Awards – Limited Series