Village East Cinema: the twilight show of Uzumasa Limelight.
I lean into the swinging door of Theater 3. The room swooshes open,
empty as a toothless mouth. I am inside a secret. The hero
in the film is a kirare-yaku: his purpose is to die in sword fights
in the movies. He has died some 50,000 times.
The art of dying in samurai movies is dying.