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松竹株式会社

Overview
Works: 1,503 works in 3,182 publications in 5 languages and 35,228 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Silent films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 松竹株式会社
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,647 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
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 1,319 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
Banshun = Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a widower and his daughter who through devotion to him is getting past a marriageable age. The father pretends to marry a young wife so his daughter will feel less obligated to stay with him. She marries and he prepares to live the remainder of his life alone
Bakushū = Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 747 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
Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the feudal Shogun period is unravelling in late 19th-century Japan, widowed, low-ranking samurai Seibei devotes his life not to the art of war but to his two children and ailing mother. Hopeful that true happiness may at last find him when his childhood love divorces her husband, Seibei instead succumbs to fate when he is forced to face a renowned enemy warrior in a life-or-death battle
Ohayō = Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set. Shot from the perspective of the petulant brothers, GOOD MORNING is an enchantingly satirical portrait of family life that gives rise to gags about romance, gossip, and the consumerism of modern Japan"--Container
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 603 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
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

15 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated 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 reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. 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
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 571 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
Hakuchi = Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 460 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
Twenty-four eyes by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 455 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
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 422 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
Kuīru = Quill by Yangyi Cui( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 417 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
Ōsaka erejī = Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 410 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
Ningen no jōken by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage
Flowers of Shanghai by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the elegant Shanghai brothels of late 19th century, tracing the destinies of the beautiful "flower girls" whose lives depended on their ability to win and hold the affections of their wealthy callers
Higanbana = Equinox flower by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy of reconciliation between parent and child, a successful Tokyo businessman is sympathetic and encouraging when his friends' children choose not to follow the traditional Japanese marriage arrangement. However, when his own daughter gets engaged without consulting him, he refuses to attend the wedding
Sanbiki no samurai by Hideo Gosha( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offshoot of a Japanese television series of the same name, "Three outlaw samurai" is a classic in its own right. A wandering, seen-it-all ronin becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, it's an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 361 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Okuribito
Alternative Names
Kabukibito Henshubu

Shochiku

Shōchiku Co.

Shochiku Company Limited

Shochiku Kabushiki Gaisha

Shochiku Kinema Co.

Shochiku Kinema Gomeisha

カブキビト ヘンシュウブ

ショウチク

ショウチク カブシキ ガイシャ

ショウチク カブシキ ガイシャ エンゲキブ

松竹

松竹キネマ株式会社

松竹ホームビデオ

松竹富士株式会社

松竹映画

松竹映画株式会社

松竹株式會社

松竹株式会社.Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha

松竹株式会社ビデオ事業部

歌舞伎美人編集部

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OkuribitoHara kiri (Seppuku)Sanma no ajiHachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in AugustFukushūsuru wa ware ni ariŌsaka erejī = Osaka elegyMemories