(A bit of) reading in Japan

I had been wondering what Masahiko Tsugawa was reading in Crazed Fruit (Kô Nakahira, 1956)

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and in Rokudenashi (he is the one with the book) (Yoshishige Yoshi, 1960) 

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while Yukio Mishima as a yakuza fresh out of prison in Afraid to DieYasuzô Masumura,1960) is enjoying comics

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just like a yakuza is reading a manga right before hell breaks over The Yakuza (Sydney Pollack, 1974)

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Finally, Yûrei Yanagi is getting acquainted with the masters’ work in Achilles and the Tortoise (Takeshi Kitano, 2008)

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