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When I was a student at Okubo Elementary School. I've loved dogs since I was a child. (Photo courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto)
Yohji Yamamoto

Movies, sewing, and painting -- things that colored my childhood: Yohji Yamamoto (4)

Transfer to prestige private school taking aunt's advice

Yohji Yamamoto | Japan

After the war, the Kanto Ozu-Gumi and its leader, Kinosuke Ozu, known as the "last of the chivalrous," controlled the dark world of Kabukicho. His eldest daughter, Toyoko, was around the same age as me. She appeared as a child actress in several movies.

Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita, "Twenty-Four Eyes" is a timeless masterpiece set at a branch school on the Seto Inland Sea. It depicts the interactions between a teacher and her students and the tragedy of being at the mercy of war. The teacher, the protagonist of the film, was played by an actress Hideko Takamine, and Toyoko played the role of a young lady from a well-established family.

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