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  • n. A genre of film and television in Japan based on the Edo period of Japanese history which was from 1600 to 1868 CE, showing the lives of samurai, farmers, craftsmen, and merchants of this time.
  • n. A film or programme of this kind.


From Japanese 時代劇 jidaigeki. (Wiktionary)



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  • George Lucas may have based his Star Wars movies on this film genre. 'Jedi' may be a shortening of 'jidaigeki.'

    April 25, 2012