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  • Benshi — (弁士 in Japanese), or Katsudō Benshi (活動弁士) were Japanese performers who provided live narration for silent films (not only Japanese films, but also Western films).Role of the benshiDuring silent films, the benshi stood to the side of the movie… …   Wikipedia

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  • Shunsui Matsuda — nihongo|Shunsui Matsuda|松田春翠|Matsuda Shunseui|=extra= (1925 – August 8 1987) was the last Japanese benshi of the silent film era. Shunsui Matsuda’s love for silent films was so great he dedicated his life to finding and preserving valuable… …   Wikipedia

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