Kaze Tachinu, Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai Recommendations
A touch of history. A touch of fantasy. And a whole lot of Easter eggs for fans the respective protagonists and their works.
Both films are fictionalised and embellished biographies of prominent Japanese historical figures. Kaze Tachinu focuses on the Japanese aerospace engineer who designed the infamous Zero planes used in WWII, with a largely linear storyline. Sarusuberi looks at the life around the artist famed for the woodblock print series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', as a series of independent stories viewed through the lens of his daughter and pieced together in a mosaic-like way.
Rich in historical detail of their respective eras, and with