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English: Dojoji Temple
Synonyms: Doujouji Temple, Dojoji
Japanese: 道成寺


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1976
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Source: Original
Duration: 18 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #63672
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Based on an ancient legend, Dojoji Temple tells the story of a young priest who finds himself the object of intense infatuation and lust from a young woman. As he rebuffs her advances she becomes more and more desperate eventually turning herself into a gigantic serpent. The priest is hidden under the bell of the temple but the woman's passion is so intense that escape is impossible.

A short animation from filmmaker Kihachiro Kawamoto. This film utilizes both stop motion and standard animation techniques.


Winner of the 1976 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Kawamoto, Kihachiro
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Jun 4, 2016
Animadverto (All reviews)
This film is both interesting and not. It's almost like an art piece, a retelling of an old legend. You know exactly what you're getting, and yet, if you approach it with and open mind, I don;t think watching it is a waste of your time.

Story: It's quite simple- love drives people crazy, and ends in suffering - rather appropriate for the religious- Buddhist, focus in this film. You know what you're getting right off the bat, and the character's don't really get development. They're just there as pieces within the simple story. However, the people behind this must be commended for being able to read more


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