MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,851 this week

Nippon tanjô (1959)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 147 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 294 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 625 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 387 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 744 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Nippon tanjô" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nippon tanjô (1959)

Nippon tanjô (1959) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nippon tanjô.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »

Director: Kunio Watanabe
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôji Tsuruta
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sadako was raised as a maid in the household of her husband, who continues to treat her as a serf. While the husband is away... See full synopsis »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi
Mothra (1961)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru Island (Infanto tô), which was previously used for atomic tests. The interior is amazingly free of radiation effects, and they believe that they were ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa
47 Samurai (1962)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto
Sengoku burai (1952)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Toshirô Mifune, Nobuko Otowa
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting and befriending Taro, Rokuro decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Sugie
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa
Sasaki Kojiro (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Tomoemon Otani, Ryôtarô Mizushima, Kamatari Fujiwara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled in union activities when a strike is called in sympathy with striking railroad workers, ... See full summary »

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Susumu Fujita, Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Yôko Tsukasa ...
Princess Oto Tachibana
Akihiko Hirata ...
Kibino Takehiko
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Princess Miyazu
...
Elder Kumaso
...
Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess
Kumi Mizuno ...
Azami
Misa Uehara ...
Princess Kushinada
...
Princess Yamato
Akira Kubo ...
Prince Iogi
Akira Takarada ...
Prince Wakatarashi
Ganjirô Nakamura ...
Emperor
Eijirô Tôno ...
Ootomo
Jun Tazaki ...
Ootomo's Kurohiko
Ken'ichi Enomoto ...
God of Yaoyorozu
Edit

Storyline

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Age of the Gods  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Takeru Yamato (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An epic three-hour long film about the birth of Japan.
15 February 1999 | by (Bridgewater, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

The Japanese equivalent of 1956's The Ten Comandments. A lot of this features nomads wondering around in a desert on camels. Then there's Toshiro Mifune, who slays a hydra-esque dragon at the end. As usual, Toshiro Mifune is great. This is a great movie, with an excellent Ifukube score and Tsuburaya special effects but this is just too darn long and slow paced, it's really a chore to sit through. I still recommend it though.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nippon tanjô (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?