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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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6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Ichikawa and Tanizaki See more (8 total) »

Cast

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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
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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 (1959)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Ichikawa and Tanizaki, 16 September 2010
Author: william-t-archer from United States

The Makioka Sisters shows Ichikawa going back to one of the greatest 20th Century Japanese writers, Junichiro Tanizaki. Ichikawa had already directed, in the 1950s, a stunning adaptation of the Tanizaki novel The Key. The Key is an elliptical comedy about erotic fixation, with a lush visual style of saturated colors. The Makioka Sisters is a more subtle and delicate film, attuned as the novel was to the undercurrents running through the highly structured lives of the main characters. In some ways, the novel was Tanizaki's attempt to write a modern version of Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji, and Ichikawa seems to have understood this in his adaptation, which brings a great deal of low-key humor and psychological insight to the proceedings, all very much in the Genji style. Essential viewing.

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