Enjo (Conflagration) [ Kinkakuji]

Kyoto: Daiei Studios, circa 1957. Draft script for the 1958 Japanese film.

Based on the 1956 novel "Kinkakuji" ("Temple of the Golden Pavilion") by Yukio Mishima, which is loosely based on the actual event of the burning of the Reliquary (or Golden Pavilion) of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto by a young Buddhist acolyte in 1950. The book was one of three Mishima novels adapted by Paul Schrader for episodes in his film "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" (1985).

Daiei released "Conflagration" ("Enj "), an adaptation of the same novel, directed by Ichikawa Kon in 1958. The title (and name of the temple in the film) was changed from Kinkakuji after Buddhist opposition threatened problems with filming in Kyoto. This is a script from that film before the name change. 

Set and shot on location in Kyoto.

White titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 12. Title page present. 70 leaves, with last page of text numbered e-27. Mechanical duplication. Toning due to aging throughout, mildew water damage, wrapper split at spine with mild foxing, non archival tape to spine and title page, overall about Good condition.


[Book #143197]

Price: $650.00