by Kevin Buckland
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese costume designer Emi Wada, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1985 film “Ran,” directed by Akira Kurosawa, died at age 84, local media reported Sunday, citing her family.
Wada died on November 13 and a funeral was organized with his family and close friends, according to reports, which did not mention the cause of death.
Born in Kyoto, Wada started working while still a student at Kyoto University of the Arts. She has also created costumes for theater and dance productions.
In addition to working with Kurosawa, Wada created costumes for many international films, including Peter Greenaway’s “The Last Storm” (1991) and Zhang Yimou’s “Hero” (2002) and Zhang Yimou’s “The Clan of Flying Daggers” (2004) .
Even after the age of 80, she continued to work, creating costumes for Ann Hui’s “Love After Love”, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020.
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