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Throne of Blood (1957) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Akira Kurosawa

Writing Credits  

Hideo Oguni ... (screenplay) &
Shinobu Hashimoto ... (screenplay) &
Ryûzô Kikushima ... (screenplay) &
Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Toshirô Mifune ... Taketoki Washizu
Isuzu Yamada ... Lady Asaji Washizu
Takashi Shimura ... Noriyasu Odagura
Akira Kubo ... Yoshiteru Miki
Hiroshi Tachikawa Hiroshi Tachikawa ... Kunimaru Tsuzuki (as Yôichi Tachikawa)
Minoru Chiaki ... Yoshiaki Miki
Takamaru Sasaki Takamaru Sasaki ... Kuniharu Tsuzuki
Gen Shimizu Gen Shimizu ... Washizu samurai
Kokuten Kôdô ... Military Commander
Kichijirô Ueda ... Washizu's workman
Eiko Miyoshi ... Old Woman at castle
Chieko Naniwa ... Old Ghost Woman
Nakajirô Tomita Nakajirô Tomita ... Second Military Commander
Yû Fujiki Yû Fujiki ... Washizu samurai
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai ... Washizu samurai
Shin Ôtomo ... Washizu samurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Washizu samurai
Yoshio Inaba ... Third Military Commander
Takeo Oikawa Takeo Oikawa ... Miki party member
Akira Tani Akira Tani ... Washizu soldier
Ikio Sawamura ... Washizu soldier
Yutaka Sada ... Washizu samurai
Seijirô Onda ... Second Miki party member
Shinpei Takagi Shinpei Takagi ... Commander
Masao Masuda Masao Masuda ... Commander
Mitsuo Asano Mitsuo Asano ... Washizu samurai
Shôbun Inoue ... Servant
Asao Koike ... Tsuzuki soldier
Takeshi Katô ... Guard killed by Washizu
Hitoshi Takagi Hitoshi Takagi ... Tsuzuki guard
Michiya Higuchi Michiya Higuchi ... Tsuki guard
Senkichi Ômura Senkichi Ômura ... Washizu samurai
Gorô Sakurai Gorô Sakurai ... Servant
Shirô Tsuchiya Shirô Tsuchiya ... Commander
Takeo Matsushita Takeo Matsushita ... Commander
Jun Ôtomo Jun Ôtomo ... Commander
Kamayuki Tsubono Kamayuki Tsubono ... Servant
Fuminori Ôhashi Fuminori Ôhashi ... Samurai
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... Phantom samurai
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Phantom samurai
Nobuo Nakamura ... Phantom samurai

Produced by 

Akira Kurosawa ... producer
Sôjirô Motoki ... producer

Music by 

Masaru Satô

Cinematography by 

Asakazu Nakai

Production Design by 

Yoshirô Muraki

Costume Design by 

Yoshirô Muraki

Makeup Department 

Masanori Kobayashi ... makeup artist (as M. Kobayashi)
Yoshiko Matsumoto ... hair stylist
Junjirô Yamada ... hair stylist

Production Management 

Hiroshi Nezu ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Yoshimitsu Banno ... assistant director (as Yoshimitsu Sakano)
Hiromichi Horikawa ... chief assistant director
Mimachi Norase ... chief assistant director
Ken Sano ... assistant director
Shoya Shimizu ... assistant director
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu ... assistant director
Michio Yamamoto ... assistant director

Art Department 

Kôhei Ezaki ... art supervisor
Kôichi Hamamura ... property master
Yoshifumi Honda ... assistant art director
Kaneko ... props

Sound Department 

Ichirô Minawa ... sound effects editor
Masanao Uehara ... assistant sound
Fumio Yanoguchi ... sound recordist

Special Effects by 

Eiji Tsuburaya ... special effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Masao Fukuda ... still photographer
Shozo Hada ... assistant lighting technician
Kyuichirô Kishida ... lighting technician
Takao Saitô ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Taiki Mori ... costumer

Editorial Department 

Chozo Obata ... negative cutter

Script and Continuity Department 

Teruyo Nogami ... script supervisor

Additional Crew 

Fabrice Arduini ... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Shigeru Endo ... horseback riding instructor
Ikemichi Hashimoto ... accountant
Ienori Kaneko ... horseback riding instructor
Keiko Tsubai ... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Pascal Vincent ... press attache: France (re-release: 2001)
Crew believed to be complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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