Jidaigeki better known as “Samurai Cinema” though the literal translation is “Period Drama” were at their height during the 1950s. Most take place during the Edo Period 1603-1868. They depict the lives of warriors, craftsman, farmers and their wives during this time.
Now Toei has partnered with YouTube to try and revive the Jidaigeki. Till May 20th filmmakers will be able to take courses at YouTube Space Tokyo on period makeup and clothing. Sword fight choreography and acting.
Youtube Space Tokyo is a film production studio space located on the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills, a sky-scraper located in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.