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Works: 2,356 works in 3,734 publications in 4 languages and 31,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Animated television programs  Fiction  Animated films  Biography  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, 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 1,207 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 )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,057 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 )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 785 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
Bakushū Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 601 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
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 524 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
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A very traditional Japanese family is stunned to discover that they have a long-lost older brother, who has immigrated to the United States and married an American
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 487 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 )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 424 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 1962 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 407 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 395 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 380 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
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 369 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
Tōkyō monogatari by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly couple travels to Tokyo to visit their grown-up children, but find themselves a burden to the family
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 362 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
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a tabloid entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer and decides to sue
Twenty-four eyes by Keisuke Kinoshita ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 355 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
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yamashita's quiet country life is fatally changed when he finds out about his wife's affair and murders her. On parole after eight years in prison, he returns to his sleepy hometown to open a small barber shop. His only solace is an eel that he has kept as a pet until, as a favor to the town's priest, he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari by Shōhei Imamura ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 338 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
Flowers of Shanghai ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 326 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
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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 (195)
Chinese (6)
English (3)
Spanish (1)