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Works: 2,431 works in 3,869 publications in 4 languages and 32,830 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Interviews  History  Animated television programs  Animated films  Biography  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 松竹株式会社
Okuribito ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Tōkyō monogatari Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
Banshun Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banshun: A widowed father feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Tokyo-ga: Legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Bakushū Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
22 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki
Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Hakuchi Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Dostoyevsky's fable of a holy fool, this story which takes place in Hokkaido in the winter is about a man who returns home after a stay in an asylum. He is being drawn toward Christianity, his antagonist is an anarchist
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Kuīru Quill ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a yellow lab retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, and his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly specialized schooling in guiding the sightless. He is paired with a blind man who is at first reluctant to rely on Quill. But Quill's great patience, gentleness, and skill eventually win him over and they become inseparable friends
Ohayō Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two young boys take a vow of silence after their father refuses to buy a television set. An uproar ensues in their apartment complex when neighborhood gossip misinterprets the boys' refusal to speak. In the end, the boys get their wish
Twenty-four eyes by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death
Memories by Koji Morimoto( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnetic Rose: Two space travellers follow a distress signal and are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. Stink bomb: A young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Cannon fodder: Depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ichiro Aoye, a young painter, encounters a famous singer, Miyako Saijo, while on holiday in the mountains. He gives her a ride and coincidentally stays at the same inn. A tabloid magazine transforms this encounter into a scandal designed to humiliate Miyako, who has been uncooperative with the press
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telephone company employee Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss, after he promises to support her and her father but setting her off on an apparently irreversible downward spiral
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enokizu looks and talks like the man next door, which is what makes him so dangerous. He charms strangers and seduces women with just the right word, robbing them of their secrets first, their fortunes next, and finally their lives
Tōkyō monogatari by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly couple travels to Tokyo to visit their grown-up children, but find themselves a burden to the family
Unagi The eel by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following an eight year prison sentence for the brutal murder of his wife, a man attempts to begin a new life as a barber in a small town. His only solace has been through an eel he has kept as a pet since his days in prison, until he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past by offering her a job as his assistant
Ningen no jōken ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scathing, three part dramatization of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria and the dehumanization of the individual in war, The Human Condition was the project of Japan's master of socially critical cinema, Masaki Kobayashi. Adapted from the six volume novel by Jompei Komikawa, this epic film, almost nine and a half hours in length, is a pacifist's response to the militaristic ethos that dominated Japan during World War II. The film's production process was so daunting that the lead actor Tatsuya Nakadai made other films in between the three episodes, including the films Yojimbo and Sanjuro (both with director Akira Kurosawa). The Human Condition tells the story of Kaji, a young pacifist trying to maintain his ideals in the midst of Japan's war effort and its expansion into China and the Pacific. When Kaji tries to improve the lot of the Chinese laborers in his care, he is accused of conspiracy, tortured and forced into military service. "I had some of the same experiences during the war as Kaji. I wanted to bring to life some of the tragedies of men who are forced into war against their will." Masaki Kobayashi
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Alternative Names
Kabukibito Henshubu
Shōchiku Co.
Shōchiku kabushiki-gaisha
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
Shochiku Kinema Co.
カブキビト ヘンシュウブ
ショウチク カブシキ ガイシャ
松竹株式会社.Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
Japanese (206)
Chinese (3)
English (2)
Spanish (1)