Flirt with Japanese Robin Hood

20 Jun

After 50 gb of downloads, I finally got around to watch ‘Goemon‘. 5 seconds into it and I knew it was my kind of movie 🙂


Like Robin Hood, Ishikawa Goemon was a legendary bandit hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor.

Goemon used to be a Shinobi that was trained by another legendary hero,  Hattori Hanzo. Sounds familiar?

i can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.

Hattori Hanzo made an appearance in Tarantino’s Kill Bill 2 as a sword maker who has retired to be a sushi chef. Despite taking an oath to never make another sword, The Bride managed to convince him into making another for her to kill Bill.

According to the ‘legend’, Goemon was known for being boiled alive after a failed attempt on murdering the warlord Hideyoshi. However, the movie shows that Saizo (another Shinobi and Goemon’s friend) pretended to be Goemon and died in his place.

The "Goemon-buro" ("Goemon bath")

"Lookin' a lil pale there, pal"

Jun Kaname as Mitsunari.. oh so evil and hawttttt >.<

What’s interesting about Goemon movie is that it’s based on feudal period of Nobunaga and Hideyoshi with a touch of modernistic bit with its random dancing.

Random dancers entertaining Goemon

Similar to A Knight's Tale?

Some line dancing

Like Kung Fu Hustle's random axe-holding line dance

or maybe some Beyonce's break-it-down moves!!

Another interesting and very important bit about it is the amazing COSTUMES! The costumer designer is Australia’s very own Tina Kalivas and was nominated for Best Costume Designer at the Asian Film Awards.

Origami-ish.. Love it!!!

Tina Kalivas' sketch

Veil for her wedding gown

Tina Kalivas herself

A peak into Tina Kaliva's S/S collection this September

Collection inspired by the culture and beliefs of the Native Americans

Also known as the Totem Collection

Tina Kaliva's Neoplasticism-inspired collection

No wonder they got her to do Goemon, its so Yohji!

Patchwork floaty halter neck dress

The black halter neck dress is currently on sale (60% off!!) at Beloved … Think I’m might get it 😛

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2 Responses to “Flirt with Japanese Robin Hood”

  1. ynnii June 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I ❤ the ankle boots!! gosh, is that a hoop zipper?? aaahhhh!! can we go there after exams? shoes! shoes! shoes! look at that skecth! and LOOK AT THE REAL STUFF! aaaahhhh!!!

    • pixiebel June 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

      Ya i think it is.. and the zipper looks like it goes to the sides.. i love the pink gold origami one ah!! I want an outfit like that!!!

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