WorldCat Identities


Works: 2,786 works in 4,544 publications in 4 languages and 38,220 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Animated films  Biographical films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Fiction 
Roles: prn, Producer, isb, Other, Editor, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 松竹株式会社
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 1,269 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 )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,198 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
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 654 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
Banshun = Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 639 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
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This serenely beautiful film tell the timeless, moving tale of a father giving up his only daughter in marriage."
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 544 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
Bakushū = Early summer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 524 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
Tasogare Seibei( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 401 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. Based on the true story of Akira Nishiguchi
Ohayō = Good morning( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set for their suburban Tokyo home
Ōsaka erejī by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 390 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
A silent voice by Naoko Yamada( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deaf elementary school girl named Shoko Nishimiya transfers to a new school and meets a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shoya leads the school in bullying Shoko over her disability until she transfers to another school. Immediately, the class bullies Shoya for having bullied Shoko. Shoya loses contact with Shoko, and for years he suffers the consequences of his guilt. Upon entering high school, Shoya finally decides he must find Shoko, determined to make amends for what he did in elementary school
Kuīru = Quill by Yōichi Sai( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 385 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
Twenty-four eyes( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 365 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
Higanbana = Equinox flower by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later in his career, Ozu started becoming increasingly sympathetic with the younger generation, a shift that was cemented in Equinox Flower, his gorgeously detailed first color film, about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 355 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
The story of the last chrysanthemum = Zangiku monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kikunosuke, a mediocre actor from a famous Kabuki family, falls in love with a maid, he is cast out. The faithful Otoku supports her husband as he struggles to perfect his art. In the end, she is quite ill, yet willing to leave her husband so that he may take his rightful place at the head of the Kabuki community
Kawaita hana( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict. What at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path
Unagi by Motofumi Tomikawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 323 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo storyHara kiri (Seppuku)Sanma no ajiHachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in AugustŌsaka erejīMemoriesUnagi
Alternative Names

Shochiku bedrijf uit Japan

Shochiku Co.

Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Shōchiku Filmstudio

Shochiku Japanese movie studio and production company for kabuki.

Shochiku japansk filmstudie

Shochiku japansk filmstudio

Shōchiku K.K.

Shōchiku kabushiki-gaisha

Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha

Shochiku Kinema Co.

Shochiku продюсерская компания

Shochiku Японська кінокомпанія і виробнича компанія кабукі













松竹株式会社.Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha