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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), Rashomon (1950) and Brother (1960). He died on August 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 91) in Tokyo, Japan

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Yojimbo Cinematographer
Rashomon Cinematographer
Brother Cinematographer
Senba zuru Cinematographer


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 1989 Maihime
 1985 Allusion - Tenseitan (co-cinematographer)
 1976 The Possessed
 1973 Stray Dog (unconfirmed)
 1971 Silence
 1966 Irezumi
 1965 Tokyo Olympiad (Documentary)
 1965 Akai shuriken
 1963 Nyokei kazoku
 1962 The Outcast
 1961 Yojimbo
 1960 Brother
 1960 Bonchi
 1960 Jokyô (segment "Koi o wasureteita onna")
 1959 Odd Obsession
 1958 Benten kozô
 1958 Conflagration
 1957 Boss of Hades
 1957 Suzakumon
 1953 A Geisha
 1953 Yokubo
 1953 Ugetsu
 1953 Senba zuru
 1952 Suttobi kago
 1951 Miss Oyu
 1950 Rashomon
 1950 Song of Love
 1949 Yurei ressha
 1949 Niizuma kaigi
 1948 Koku'un kaido
 1944 Dohyo matsuri
 1944 Dohyosai
 1942 Umi no gozoku
 1938 Mazô
 1938 Kurama Tengu
 1935 Ôchiyogasâ
 1935 Battle Dust
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It was my training in ink painting that really taught me how to see, and working in the film lab taught me the basics, the fundamental part of making pictures. When I first began making films, I never used a light meter. I had to judge with my eyes where to set the exposure. I didn't work with a light meter until "Rashomon." See more »


At the age of 12, he began to study traditional Japanese ink painting. This contributed to his later mastery of black and white cinematography. See more »

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