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The museum was built next to the Tora-san Museum within Katsushika Ward's culture center in Shibamata, the hometown of the bumbling hero of the long-running series, also called Tora-san...The museum covers the 81-year-old Yamada's career in
The other four honorees were international law scholar Shigeru Oda, 88, art critic Shuji Takashina, 80, traditional Japanese painter Toshio Matsuo, 86, and Yasuyuki Yamada, 81, an expert on plant cell and molecular biology. Representing the
The pic, inspired by the 1953 Yasujiro Ozu classic "Tokyo Story," was skedded to start filming April 1 for distrib Shochiku. On Thursday Yamada, 79, said, "I will try to examine the state of the country until the end of this year and at that time
Blair share 'Tokyo Kazuko' will pay homage to Yamada's mentor, Yasujiro Ozu. The cast has been announced for Yoji Yamada's 50 th anniversary film, Tokyo Kazuko ( Family ), the veteran director's homage to Yasujiro Ozu 's classic, Tokyo Story .
The novel, written as a monologue by the main character, Torajiro Kuruma, depicts his childhood, which has not been shown in the long-running film series. "It would be wonderful if the novel is adapted for the screen," said Yamada, who marks the 50th
Shochiku has announced the production of helmer Yoji Yamada's next pic, "Tokyo Kazoku." The pic, being made to commemorate Yamada's 50 years as a helmer, is a tribute to "Tokyo Story," the 1953 Yasujiro Ozu family drama and Shochiku production that
02pm PT Hawaii Kyoto Story Kyoto Uzumasa monogatari (Japan) A Shochiku release of a Ritsumeikan Trust, Shochiku production. (International sales: Shochiku, Tokyo.) Produced by Toyo Omi Nagata, Suketsugu Noda, Ichiro Yamamoto.
Oct. 10 at the Smith Rafael Film Center Yji Yamada will go down in Japanese film industry as the man who made one of the most popular film series ever, the "Tora-san" films, of which he made 46 from 1969 to 1995. Basically, they were sentimental
I change trains three times before boarding one of Tokyo's shortest lines, the 2.5-km Keisei Kanamachi. I'm bound for Shibamata, which isn't precisely a backstreet, but it's tucked so far from most major thoroughfares in the back-beyond of Katsushika
A private showing of the Hollywood remake of director Yoji Yamada's 1977 classic Kofuku no Kiiroi Handkerchief was held in Tokyo this week, with a guest appearance by actress Kaori Momoi. Yamada, who was also in attendance, said of the film, Years