• JUNKO'S SHAMISEN
    a film by Sol Friedman

    Blending the aesthetic traditions of Japanese Kabuki, contemporary manga illustration, and through the use of, stop-motion, cell and computer animation; writer, director and animator Sol Friedman brings you this award-winning, stylized and haunting tale of vengeance.
    Set in the rural backwoods of feudal Japan, a young peasant girl named Junko, returns home to discover her blind grandfather brutally murdered. Filled with despair, Junko, accompanied by a mystical fox spirit, abandons her old life and sets off for the village in search of better fortune. While begging, young Junko inadvertently encounters the evil samurai lord responsible for killing her grandfather and with the influence of the fox spirit, avenges her grandfather through a gruesome act of poetic justice.
  • SCREEN CAPTURES
  • Junko faces off against the evil Lord Yamamura
  • Grampa unwittingly makes a powerful enemy
  • Lord Yamamura scowls at a foolish old man.