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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)

Hanaoka Seishû no tsuma (original title)
The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raizô Ichikawa ...
Seishû 'Unpei' Hanaoka
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Kae
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Otsugi, Seishû's mother
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Seishû's father
Misako Watanabe ...
Koriku
Yatsuko Tan'ami ...
Saheiji's wife
Chisako Hara ...
Okatsu
Chieko Naniwa ...
Kae's nanny
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Saheiji
Saburô Date ...
Ryôan Shimomura
Kenzô Tabu
Gen Kimura
Shôzô Nanbu
Yôichi Funaki
Tokio Oki
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The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal general anesthetic, "Tsusensan", some forty years before the better-known innovations of his American counterparts Long, Wells and Morton.

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