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Tokyo Story ()

Tôkyô monogatari (original title)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

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Shukichi Hirayama
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Tomi Hirayama
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Noriko Hirayama
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Shige Kaneko
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Koichi Hirayama
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Fumiko Hirayama - his wife
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Kyôko Hirayama
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Sanpei Numata
Nobuo Nakamura ...
Kurazo Kaneko
Shirô Ôsaka ...
Keizo Hirayama
Hisao Toake ...
Osamu Hattori
Teruko Nagaoka ...
Yone Hattori
Mutsuko Sakura ...
Oden-ya no onna
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Rinka no saikun (as Toyoko Takahashi)
Tôru Abe ...
Tetsudou-shokuin
Sachiko Mitani ...
Aparto no onna
Zen Murase ...
Minoru Hirayama - Koichi's son
Mitsuhiro Môri ...
Isamu Hirayama - Koichi's son
Junko Anan ...
Biyouin no joshu
Ryôko Mizuki ...
Biyouin no kyaku
Yoshiko Togawa ...
Biyouin no kyaku
Kazuhiro Itokawa ...
Geshuku no seinen
Fumio Tooyama ...
Kanka no otoko
Keijirô Morozumi ...
Junsa
Tsutomu Nijima ...
Noriko's office boss
Shôzô Suzuki ...
Jimuin
Yoshiko Tashiro ...
Ryokan no jochuu
Haruko Chichibu ...
Ryokan no jochuu
Takashi Miki ...
Tuyauta-shi
Binnosuke Nagao ...
Onomichi no ishi

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

Written by

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Kôgo Noda ... (scenario) and
Yasujirô Ozu ... (scenario)

Produced by

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Takeshi Yamamoto ... producer

Music by

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Takanobu Saitô

Cinematography by

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Yûharu Atsuta

Film Editing by

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Yoshiyasu Hamamura

Editorial Department

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Ryûji Hayashi ... film development

Production Design by

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Tatsuo Hamada

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada

Costume Design by

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Taizô Saitô

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Osamu Takahashi ... assistant director
Kouzou Yamamoto ... assistant director
Shôhei Imamura ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Setsutarô Moriya ... set dresser
Toshio Takahashi ... set designer

Sound Department

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Yoshiomi Hori ... sound assistant
Mitsuru Kaneko ... sound engineer
Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Takashi Kawamata ... assistant camera
Itsuo Takashita ... lighting technician
Takeshi Yakuwa ... lighting assistant

Other crew

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Don Brown ... english subtitle translation
Tomiji Shimizu ... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their busy, impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality. Written by Paul Watabe

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Taglines As long as life goes on, relationships between parents and children will bring boundless joy and endless grief. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tokyo Story (United States)
  • Tokyo Story (World-wide, English title)
  • Their First Trip to Tokyo (World-wide, English title)
  • Conte de Tokyo (France)
  • Voyage à Tokyo (France)
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  • 136 min
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Trivia The film is notable for its use of the "tatami-mat" shot, in which the camera height is low and remains largely static throughout. See more »
Goofs At timer mark 1:45:46, when the children are visiting their mother at home and leave the room to talk with the father in an adjoining room, just as they sit on the floor, you see the shadow of the boom-mic just drop into the scene and back out again, just over the sons head on the top right of the screen. This shadow is well into the frame against the edge of what appears to be a bookshelf and should not be considered a masking mistake of the projectionist. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tokyo-Ga (1985). See more »
Quotes Kyoko: [after the rest of the family had left] I think they should have stayed a bit longer.
Noriko: But they're busy.
Kyoko: They're selfish. Demanding things and leaving like this.
Noriko: They have their own affairs.
Kyoko: But you have yours too. They're selfish.
Noriko: But Kyoko...
Kyoko: Wanting her clothes right after her death. I felt so sorry for poor mother. Even strangers would have been more considerate!
Noriko: But look Kyoko. At your age I thought so too. But children do drift away from their parents. A woman has her own life, apart from her parents, when she becomes Shige's age. She meant no harm I'm sure. They have to look after their own lives.
Kyoko: I wonder: I won't ever be like that. Then what's the point of family?
Noriko: But children become like that, gradually.
Kyoko: Then... you, too?
Noriko: I may become like that in spite of myself.
Kyoko: Isn't life disappointing?
Noriko: Yes, it is.
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