The Cuban cinema industry has a renowned movie poster tradition, famous for creating very artistic pieces of graphic design. These are some examples of posters made for Japanese films exhibited in Cuban cinemas mostly during the 60s and 70s. In those years Japan was an important film market for Cuban distributors, to the point that in the 70s Japanese films constituted the second highest repertoire of foreign films in Cuban theatres. The popularity of Japanese films was such among Cuban audiences (particularly samurai films) that Japanese actor Shintaro Katsu visited Cuba in June 1975. Katsu was popular among Cuban cinemagoers for his role as the blind swordsman Zatoichi.