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Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase was born on May 30, 1969 in Nara, Japan. She is a director and writer, known for Sweet Bean (2015), Futatsume no mado (2014) and Mogari no mori (2007). She was previously married to Takenori Sentô. See full bio »


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Sweet Bean
Sweet Bean Director
Futatsume no mado
Mogari no mori
Mogari no mori Director
Moe no suzaku
Moe no suzaku Director


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 2017/II Hikari (post-production)
 2016 Seed (Short)
 2015 Sweet Bean
 2012 Chiri (Documentary)
 2011 3.11 Sense of Home (Documentary) (segment "Home")
 2010 Genpin (Documentary)
 2009 Eo-ddeon bang-moon (segment "Koma")
 2008 Nanayomachi
 2006 Tarachime (Documentary short)
 2004 Shadow (Documentary short)
 2003 Sharasôju
 2002 Tsuioku no dansu (Documentary)
 2001 Kya ka ra ba a (Documentary)
 2000 Hotaru
 1999 Mangekyô (Documentary)
 1997 Somaudo monogatari (Documentary)
 1997 Moe no suzaku
 1996 Sun on the Horizon (Documentary)
 1995 Ten, mitake (Documentary short)
 1994 Katatsumori (Documentary short)
 1992 Ni tsutsumarete (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Naomi Sendo | Naomi Sento

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