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The Makioka Sisters -- This lyrical adaptation of the beloved novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for director Kon Ichikawa.

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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ya Hidaka (writer)
Kon Ichikawa (writer)
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Release Date:
30 December 1983 (USA) See more »
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This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Wonderful Film for Japanophiles See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Keiko Kishi ... Tsuruko Makioka
Yoshiko Sakuma ... Sachiko Makioka
Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Yukiko Makioka
Yûko Kotegawa ... Taeko Makioka
Jûzô Itami ... Tatsuo, Tsuruko's husband
Kôji Ishizaka ... Teinosuke, Sachiko's husband
Toshiyuki Hosokawa ... Hashidera
Ittoku Kishibe ... Itakura
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takenori Emoto ... Higashiya
Jun Hamamura ... Otokichi
Jun Hashizume ... Soldier
Akiji Kobayashi ... Seitaro Jinba
Kazuya Kosaka ... Nomura
Kuniko Miyake ... Tominaga's aunt
Akemi Negishi ... Mrs. Shimozuma
Miki Sanjô ... Ohisa
Nobuko Sendô ... Hashidera's daughter
Taeko Shinbashi ... Mrs. Jinba
Kayoko Shiraishi ... Restaurant owner
Fujio Tokita ... Igarashi
Kazunaga Tsuji ... Miyoshi
Yukari Uehara ... Oharu
Michiyo Yokoyama ... Itani
Takao Zushi ... Otokichi's son

Directed by
Kon Ichikawa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ya Hidaka  writer
Kon Ichikawa  writer
Jun'ichirô Tanizaki  novel

Produced by
Kon Ichikawa .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shinnosuke Okawa 
Toshiyuki Watanabe 
 
Cinematography by
Kiyoshi Hasegawa 
 
Film Editing by
Chizuko Osada 
 
Production Design by
Shinobu Muraki 
 
Production Management
Takahide Morichi .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Tetsuya Ohashi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kojiro Sahashi .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sasame-yuki" - Japan (original title)
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140 min
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Version of Sasameyuki (1950)See more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Film for Japanophiles, 21 October 2005
Author: weegeeworld from Pacific Northwest

I give this film 10 out of 10 as even after seeing it more than 10 times it still moves me deeply. I was 15 years old when I first saw this movie in the theater in Seattle. I went back to see it again a couple of weeks later. The first 13 minutes during the credits is my favorite scene, filmed in Kyoto in Springtime. Read the book for more background. The Kimono worn by the female actresses are amazing. The late Juzo Itami plays the father. All the dialog is spoken in "Osaka-ben" or Osaka dialect, which has a softer sound than Tokyo dialect. You can also hear some Kyoto-ben too ("gomen-yasu" said by a servant upon entering in the first scene before entering the room). This film brings me to tears it is so beautiful. At the end of the first scene, when the camera pans out to the cherry blossoms outside and the music starts...it is cinematic heaven! I am waiting for this film to come out on DVD.

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