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The Hidden Fortress (1958) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Akira Kurosawa

Writing Credits  

Ryûzô Kikushima ... (written by) &
Hideo Oguni ... (written by) &
Shinobu Hashimoto ... (written by) &
Akira Kurosawa ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Toshirô Mifune ... General Rokurota Makabe
Minoru Chiaki ... Tahei
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Matashichi
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... General Hyoe Tadokoro
Takashi Shimura ... The Old General, Izumi Nagakura
Misa Uehara ... Princess Yuki
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi ... Old Lady-in-Waiting
Toshiko Higuchi Toshiko Higuchi ... Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader
Yû Fujiki Yû Fujiki ... Barrier guard
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Samurai on horse
Kokuten Kôdô ... Old man in front of sign
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Fleeing, bloody samurai
Kôji Mitsui ... Guard
Toranosuke Ogawa ... Magistrate of the bridge barrier
Kichijirô Ueda Kichijirô Ueda ... Slave Trader
Nakajirô Tomita Nakajirô Tomita ... Potential slave buyer
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... Potential slave buyer
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Gambler
Senkichi Ômura Senkichi Ômura ... Soldier
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai ... Captured foot soldier
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô ... Yamada foot soldier
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Akisuki soldier
Akira Tani Akira Tani ... Captured foot soldier
Yutaka Sada ... Guard at bridge barrier
Takeo Oikawa Takeo Oikawa ... Guard at pass barrier
Tadao Nakamaru Tadao Nakamaru ... Young Man
Takuzô Kumagai Takuzô Kumagai ... Yamana foot soldier (as Jirô Kumagai)
Shôichi Hirose ... Yamana soldier
Etsuo Saijô Etsuo Saijô ... Yamana samurai
Masayoshi Nagashima Masayoshi Nagashima ... Yamana samurai
Fuminori Ôhashi Fuminori Ôhashi ... Samurai
Shin Ôtomo Shin Ôtomo ... Samurai on horseback
Minoru Itô Minoru Itô ... Samurai on horseback
Haruo Suzuki Haruo Suzuki ... Samurai on horseback
Shigekatsu Kanazawa Shigekatsu Kanazawa ... Samurai on horseback
Kazuo Hinata Kazuo Hinata
Haruo Nakajima ... Akisuki soldier
Ryû Kuze Ryû Kuze ... Akitsuki soldier
Ichirô Chiba Ichirô Chiba ... Yamana foot soldier
Shigemi Sunagawa Shigemi Sunagawa
Rinsaku Ogata Rinsaku Ogata ... Second Young Man
Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi ... Samurai on horseback
Haruya Sakamoto Haruya Sakamoto ... Samurai on horseback

Produced by 

Sanezumi Fujimoto ... producer
Akira Kurosawa ... producer

Music by 

Masaru Satô

Cinematography by 

Kazuo Yamazaki ... (as Ichio Yamazeki)

Film Editing by 

Akira Kurosawa

Production Design by 

Yoshirô Muraki

Costume Design by 

Masahiro Katô

Makeup Department 

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)
Yoichi Matsue ... assistant director (as Yôichi Matsue)
Samaji Nonagase ... chief assistant director
Ken Sano ... assistant director
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu ... assistant director
Masahiro Takase ... assistant director

Art Department 

Kôhei Ezaki ... art supervisor
Kôichi Hamamura ... property master
Shinko Kato ... assistant art director

Sound Department 

Ichirô Minawa ... sound effects editor
Yoshiro Miyamoto ... sound assistant
Hisashi Shimonaga ... sound mixer
Fumio Yanoguchi ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department 

Sei Arai ... assistant lighting technician
Masao Fukuda ... still photographer
Ichirô Inohara ... lighting technician
Takao Saitô ... assistant camera
Daisaku Kimura ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Chozo Kobata ... negative cutter

Other crew 

Shigeru Endo ... horseback riding instructor
Takushi Inoue ... production assistant (as Takuyuki Inoue)
Ienori Kaneko ... horseback riding instructor
Yoji Ken ... choreographer
Teruyo Nogami ... script supervisor
Kôichi Noguchi ... accountant
Yoshio Sugino ... swordplay instructor
Yûichi Yoshitake ... acting office
Crew believed to be complete

See also

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

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