The Cinematographer, a 42-year-old man named Miyagawa, aimed his camera directly at the sun, which at first probably seemed like a bad idea
Last night Kurosawa’s woodcutter
strode through the forest, his axe
on his shoulder. Intense sunlight
stabbed and sparkled and
was generally dazzling.
A few centuries later, in a hundred
different coffeehouses, another man
had his big black art glasses on.
It almost looked like there were no
lenses in them.