Mifune honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Family members of the late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune pose for photos in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 14, 2016, during a ceremony to celebrate the legendary actor being named among the honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mifune, known for his appearances in "Rashomon" and "Seven Samurai," died in 1997 at 77. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Family members of the late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune pose for photos in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 14, 2016, during a ceremony to celebrate the legendary actor being named among the honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mifune, known for his appearances in “Rashomon” and “Seven Samurai,” died in 1997 at 77. (Kyodo)

LOS ANGELES — A ceremony was held Nov. 15 to unveil a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, who appeared in a number of films directed by Akira Kurosawa.

“Next year will be 20 years since Mifune passed away and it is great to know that his accomplishments are still acknowledged and appreciated,” Rikiya Mifune, Mifune’s grandson, said during the ceremony.

“He would talk in a gruff and manly manner, and always have a perfect posture like a true samurai even at home,” the 28-year-old film producer said of his grandfather, who died when he was 9.

Mifune (1920-1997) rose to prominence with his roles in famed director Kurosawa’s films including “Rashomon” (1950) and “Seven Samurai” (1954).

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the honor for entertainment professionals, announced in June last year that Mifune would be added to the list.

Steven Okazaki, who directed “Mifune: The Last Samurai,” an upcoming documentary film on the legendary actor, also attended the event.

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