Did You Know?
It was my training in ink painting that really taught me how to see, and working in the film lab taught me the basics, the fundamental part of making pictures. When I first began making films, I never used a light meter. I had to judge with my eyes where to set the exposure. I didn't work with a light meter until "Rashomon."
He kept the "Rashomon" sign from "Rashomon" (1950) at his home until his death in 1999.