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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 11, 1963|
|Born:||December 12, 1903||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Japan||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Joined Shochiku company as assistant cameraman
Hired as assistant director to Tadamoto Okubo
Film directing debut with "Zange no Yaiba/The Sword of Penitence" (based on US film "Kick-In;" first collobaration with screenwriter Kogo Noda)
First sound film as director "Hitori musuko/The Only Son"
Served as infantry corporal in China during Sino-Japanese War
Sent to Singapore to make propaganda films (never made any)
Color-film directing debut with "Higanbana/Equinox Flower"
Last film as director "Samma no aji/An Autumn Afternoon"
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