Up 511 this week

Kon Ichikawa (1915–2008)

Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen, and in the strong, angular patterns ... See full bio »


(age 92) in Tokyo, Japan

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

Related News

Daily | Rivette, Chaplin, Akerman
| Keyframe
Criterion Collection: Ikiru | Blu-ray Review
| ioncinema
Daily | Ichikawa, Akerman, Bazin
| Keyframe

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 people
created 05 Jun 2013
list image
a list of 22 people
created 24 Jan 2014
a list of 39 people
created 19 Apr 2014
a list of 30 people
created 9 months ago
a list of 21 people
created 5 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Kon Ichikawa's work have you seen?

User Polls

32 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Makioka Sisters
Tokyo Olympiad
Tokyo Olympiad Director
47 Ronin
47 Ronin Director
Princess from the Moon


Hide Hide Show Show Director (89 credits)
 2006 The Inugamis
 2003 Musume no kekkon (TV Movie)
 2002 Tôbô (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Onna to hashi (2002) ... (supervisor)
- Oto to onna (2002)
- Onna to kage (2002)
 2001 Kah-chan
 2000 Dora-heita
 2000 Shinsengumi
 1994 47 Ronin
 1993 Shinjitsu ichiro (TV Movie)
 1988 Crane
 1987 Actress
 1984 Ohan
 1981 Lonely Heart
 1980 Koto
 1978 Queen Bee
 1975 I Am a Cat
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "Fastest, The")
 1973 The Wanderers
 1971 To Love Again
 1970 Japan and the Japanese (Documentary short)
 1969 Kyoto (Documentary short)
 1968 Seishun (Documentary)
 1965 Tokyo Olympiad (Documentary)
 1962 The Outcast
 1960 Bonchi
 1960 A Woman's Testament (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
 1959 Odd Obsession
 1959 Kankon sosai (TV Movie)
 1958 Conflagration
 1957 The Hole
 1955 The Heart
 1954 A Billionaire
 1954 All of Myself
 1953 The Lovers
 1953 Mr. Pu
 1952 Young People
 1952 Mr. Lucky
 1951 Ieraishan
 1951 Koibito
 1951 Wedding March
 1950 Heat and Mud
 1949 365 Nights
 1946 A Girl at Dojo Temple (Short)
Show Show Writer (50 credits)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Animation department (2 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Kurishitei | Kurisutei

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I just make any picture I like or any that the company tells me to do. See more »


Out of all his own films, he likes Enjo the best. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unknown film timoklonscool
Discuss Kon Ichikawa on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page