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Works: 2,907 works in 4,795 publications in 4 languages and 40,637 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Musical films  Samurai films  Animated films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  History  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, prn, isb, Editor, Other, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 松竹株式会社
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 1,259 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 Yasujiro Ozu( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aging couple journeys to visit with their adult children and family they find they are an intrusion on the younger generation's life style
Banshun = Late spring by Anerlang Xiaojin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo-ga: film diary of Wenders' journey to Tokyo to discover the city he came to know through the films of Yasujiro Ozu
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 659 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
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 618 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
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 611 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 )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 539 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
A silent voice by Naoko Yamada( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After transferring into a new school, a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya, is bullied by the popular Shoya Ishida. As Shoya continues to bully Shoko, the class turns its back on him. Shoko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shoya finds Shoko to make amends
Bakushū = Early summer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Higanbana = Equinox flower by Yasujiro Ozu( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman with traditional views is faced with a modern-minded daughter and her nontraditional fiance
Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love
Ohayō = Good morning( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 397 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
Fukushūsuru wa ware ni ari( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 366 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 Yōichi Sai( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 364 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 358 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
Ōsaka erejī by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 356 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
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 353 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 )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director's first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. Kikunosuke (Shotaro Janayagi), the adopted son of legendary kabuki actor, who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection -- and she soon gives up everything for her beloved's creative glory. Offering a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of kabuki theater in the late nineteenth century, The Story of the Last Chrysamthemum provides a critique of the oppression of women and the sacrifices required of them, and represents the pinnacle of Mizoguchi's early career"--Back of container
Kawaita hana( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 329 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. Bewitchingly shot and edited and laced with a fever-dream-like score
Ningen no jōken = Human condition( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 324 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
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Shochiku bedrijf uit Japan

Shochiku Co.

Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Shochiku Company, Limited

Shochiku estudio de cine japonés y compañía de producción de kabuki

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 perusahaan Jepang

Shochiku продюсерская компания

Shochiku Японська кінокомпанія і виробнича компанія кабукі


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