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Kazuo Miyagawa

Kazuo Miyagawa


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Also Known As: Died: August 7, 1999
Born: February 25, 1908 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Tanzerin, Die (1990) as Director Of Photography
A Japanese student studying in Berlin falls in love with a German girl.
Love Suicides at Sonezaki, The (1988) as Cinematographer
Street of Shame (1986) as Director Of Photography
Portrait of a group of prostitutes struggling for spiritual and economic survival while working in Tokyo''s red light district.
Gonza the Spearman (1986) as Director Of Photography
Set in Japan during the 17th Century, a young samurai falls in love with the wife of another man.
Macarthur's Children (1985) as Cinematographer
Set in Japan just after World War II, a young boy and his friends experience the occupation of their village by American soldiers.
Akuryo-To (1982) as Cinematographer
Kagemusha (1980) as Director Of Photography
Japanese clansmen force a poor thief to impersonate their dead warlord.
Ballad of Orin (1977) as Cinematographer
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin, and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Silence (1972) as Cinematographer
Silence (1972)
The Magoichi Saga (1970) as Director of Photography
Floating Weeds (1970) as Director of Photography
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) as Director of Photography
With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking enforcer, but Yojimbo is both a spy for the shogunate, trying to find the gold, and in love with the merchant's unwilling mistress, Umeno. Ichi hires on as the merchant's masseur and buys Umeno's freedom with his employer's own money. This embarrasses Yojimbo who withdraws from a pact with Ichi to stir up trouble between father and son and their gangs. As the two sides fight, Ichi finds the gold and sets up a final set of confrontations.
Devil's Temple (1969) as Director of Photography
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. Along his travels he also met a blind monk who makes Zatoichi question his murderous lifestyle. In trying to help the town, Zatoichi kills some gangsters and becomes a hero to the boy. He must make a choice of whether to use non-violence and set a good example, or violence and set the boy on the wrong path in life.
Tokyo Olympiad (1965) as Cam supv for Japanese version
Cameras capture both audience and athletes attending the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
In the 1840s, Ichi, blind masseur and quick-draw swordsman, travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years' ago. The villages in the area, after several years of famine, have struggled to raise 1,000 ryo in taxes they owe. The money is stolen while in transit to the governor. Ichi is accused as is Boss Chuji, a samurai Ichi respects. Ichi sets out to find the money and clear his own and Chuji's names. Along the way, he must face Kichizo's sister, some of Chuji's own gang, a corrupt governor, and his henchmen. Loyalties shift even as Ichi's moral compass stays true.
Tales of the Taira Clan (1964) as Director Of Photography
Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career soldiers gaining power and influence, they ignore the will of ex-Emperor Toba and refuse to reward the captain. Reward recommender Lord Tokinobu is punished, and the captain sends his son Kiyomori to the Lord's residence, where he falls in love with Tokiko, the Lord's daughter. Meanwhile, Kiyomori finds out that he is possibly the ex-Emperor's son...
Sin, The (1961) as Director Of Photography
A young man promises his dying fahter that he will fight to hide his class origins forever, as they are from low social-scale family roots
Yojimbo (1961) as Director of Photography
A samurai-for-hire sets the warring factions of a Japanese town against each other.
Her Brother (1960)
Floating Weeds (1959) as Director Of Photography
When her lover visits the mother of his child, a jealous actress plots revenge.
Odd Obsession (1959) as Director of Photography
An aging antique dealer copes with impotence by offering his younger wife to his daughter's boyfriend.
Conflagration (1958) as Director Of Photography
A Buddhist monk tries to overcome his traumatic past while dealing with a corrupt priest.
A Story from Chikamatsu (1955) as Director Of Photography
After being wrongly accused of adultery, a married woman and her husband''s apprentice fall in love.
The Bailiff (1954) as Director of Photography
The children of a deposed governor in medieval Japan fight to reunite their family.
Woman of Rumor, A (1954) as Director Of Photography
The owner of a brothel sends her daughter away to be educated. She returns after a love affair has broken up due to her mother's occupation, and begins to comptete with her mother for the attentions of a cynical client.
Ugetsu (1953)
Two peasants try to make their fortune during a civil war.
Gion Bayashi (1953) as Director Of Photography
In the post-war Gion district of Kyoto, the geisha Miyoharu agrees to apprentice the 16 year-old Eiko, whose mother was a former geisha who had just died. After a year of training they have to find a large sum of money before Eiko can debut. Miyoharu borrows the money from the tea-house owner, Okimi, who in turn obtains the money from the businessman Kusuda. Kusuda fancies Eiko himself and wants to give Miyoharu to Kanzaki in order to close a large business deal. However both geishas have minds of their own and, going against tradition, want to be able to say no to clients.
Rashomon (1950) as Cinematographer
In medieval Japan, four people offer conflicting accounts of a rape and murder.

Editing (feature film)

Ugetsu (1953) as Editor
Two peasants try to make their fortune during a civil war.

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