Black Sun

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A young jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and a black American bcome friends in a strange manner. Our main protagonist loves jazz and blues , those done by blacks. It is a Japan still recovering from WWII, with bombed out buildings. Black Sun‘s bizarre character interactions take place within the context of the USA’s ongoing military presence in Japan some twenty years after Emperor Hirohito sent his emissaries to sign the documents of surrender that drew the Second World War to a close. The two outsiders become outlaws, and Koreyoshi Kurahara depicts their growing bond as an alternately absurd and tragic culture clash. It features music by American jazz drummer Max Roach.

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