A phenomenological inquiry of rashomon
In this paper, I wish to make clear one of the secrets that Rashomon has had a great impact on and stimulated audiences all over the world for over 60 years. In order to achieve this objective, I'll focus on relativistic views we can derive from it. In my opinion, certain phases of the relativistic view in the film remain to be considered, and only when we can explicate these phases do we get to one of the secrets of the film which has not been referred to so far.In the second section of this paper, comparing the story of Rashomon with that of In A Grove in brief, I'll present a synopsis of Rashomon. In the third section, I would like to shed light on certain phases of the relativistic view in Rashomon. These phases add something more than the so-called relativity of the truth to the film. In the fourth section, I'll explicate implications of Rashomon from a phenomenological point of view and, in conclusion, make clear the significance of our phenomenological inquiry of Rashomon for those who are living in daily life, as well as for phenomenologists or sociologists.
(2014)., A phenomenological inquiry of rashomon, in M. Barber & J. Dreher (eds.), The interrelation of phenomenology, social sciences and the arts, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 295-309.
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