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Kazuo Miyagawa (I) (1908–1999)

Kazuo Miyagawa was born on February 25, 1908 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Yojimbo (1961), Rashômon (1950) and Otôto (1960). He died on August 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 91) in Tokyo, Japan

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Yojimbo Cinematographer
Rashômon Cinematographer
Otôto Cinematographer
Senba zuru Cinematographer


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 1989 Maihime
 1986 Yari no Gonza
 1981 Akuryo-To
 1976 Yoba
 1973 Nora inu (unconfirmed)
 1971 Chinmoku
 1966 Akumyo zakura
 1966 Irezumi
 1965 Akumyo nobori
 1965 Tokyo Olympiad (Documentary)
 1965 Akai shuriken
 1963 Nyokei kazoku
 1962 The Outcast
 1961 Zoku akumyô
 1961 Akumyô
 1961 Yojimbo
 1961 Konki
 1960 Otôto
 1960 Bonchi
 1960 Jokyô (segment "Koi o wasureteita onna")
 1959 Kagi
 1958 Benten kozô
 1958 Enjô
 1957 Yoru no chô
 1957 Suzakumon
 1956 Yoru no kawa
 1953 A Geisha
 1953 Yokubo
 1953 Ugetsu
 1953 Senba zuru
 1952 Suttobi kago
 1951 Miss Oyu
 1950 Rashômon
 1949 Niizuma kaigi
 1944 Dohyosai
 1938 Mazô
 1938 Kurama Tengu
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[on why he became a cinematographer] When I was little, I was short and not terribly strong. The other kids were always teasing me, so I spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I was never particularly interested in color. I tended more towards sumi-e brush painting, a monochromatic painting style using an ink wash, creating an atmosphere with black, white, and the enormous spectrum of gray in ... See more »


Prominent Japanese cinematographer, noted for his tracking shots and as inventor of the 'bleach bypass' optical technique, first employed in 1960. See more »

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