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Shûji Terayama (1935–1983)

Terayama Shuji was born the only son of Terayama Hachiro and Terayama Hatsu in Hirosaki City, Aomori on December 10th, 1935; but his birth and name were officially registered on January 10th, 1936. His father, an officer in the "thought police", leaves for the Pacific War in early 1941. He dies in September of 1945 of dysentary on the Indonesian ... See full bio »


(age 47) in Tokyo, Japan

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 1983 Video Letter (Video documentary)
 1983 Mink Marie (Video)
 1981 100 Years of Solitude (Video)
 1979 Private Collections (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
 1979 Grass Labyrinth (Short)
 1979 The Lemmings (Video)
 1978 Directions to Servants (Video)
 1977 The Boxer
 1977 Father (Short)
 1977 Les chants de Maldoror (Short)
 1977 The Eraser (Short)
 1977 The Reading Machine (Short)
 1977 The Woman with Two Heads (Short)
 1975 Labyrinth Tale (Short)
 1975 A Tale of Smallpox (Short)
 1975 Trial (Short)
 1974 Butterfly (Short)
 1974 Laura (Short)
 1971 Emperor Tomato Ketchup (as Shuuji Terayama)
 1971 The War of Jan-Ken-Pon (Short) (as Shuuji Terayama)
 1967 America-jin Anata-wa... (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 The Cage (Short)
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Other Works:

His play, "Shintoku-Maru," was performed in a Yukia Ninagawa Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kayoko Shiraishi in the cast.

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Shuuji Terayama

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Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1976

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