FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi speaks during an interview at his studio in Tokyo. Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war’s horrors and singing the eternal power of movies, has died. He was 82. The official site for his latest film, “Labyrinth of Cinema,” said on its online site Saturday, April 10, that Obayashi died late Friday, April 9.(AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)

Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi died Friday in Tokyo of lung cancer. He was 82.
Born in Onomichi, a port on Japan’s Inland Sea, in 1938, Obayashi began making films as a child, using a projector and film owned by his physician father.
A pioneering experimental filmmaker in the 1960s, Obayashi went on direct nearly 3,000 TV commercials in a long career, many with international talent including Charles Bronson and Catherine Deneuve.

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