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Also Known As: Died: October 5, 2008
Born: Cause of Death: unknown causes
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008)
Follows the adventures of yokai, spooky creatures based on Japanese mythology, focusing on the relationship between humans and yokai.
Love and Honor (2007)
Shinnojo Mimura is a lower-ranked samurai who is employed by his clan as a poison taster. He has lived a thrifty but happy life with his beautiful wife Kayo and their old servant Tokuhei. However, his happiness comes to an end when he becomes blind after eating shellfish that is accidentally put int
Nagai Sanpo (2006)
Matsutaro Yasuda, retired principal of a girls' high school, has moved from the city to an apartment in a small provincial town. He is alone, after losing his wife to alcohol and becoming estranged from his daughter. But at his new address he has neighbors. In particular 5-year-old Sachi, a little g
Hidden Blade, The (2005)
An honest, low-ranking samurai, Munezo Katagiri finds himself buffeted by the confusion of old and new in mid-19th century Japan. Facing outside pressure, the Shogunate is trying to open Japan to the West and some carefully selected Western ways, while maintaining its fragile political base. Munezo,
Aruku-Hito (2001) as Nobuo Honma
Mashike, a city in Hokkaido island. Nobuo Honma is a 63-year-old sake producer. He has lived with Yasuo since his wife died two years ago. Yasuo is his youngest son to whom he has entrusted his trade. Every day Nobuo goes for a walk which leads him to a fish-breeding center, located in the mountains
Koroshi (2000) as Stranger
Recently laid off from the company he's worked at his whole life, a man is unable to tell his wife the news and drives off everyday as if he's still going to work. But when a starnger approaches the man and offers him a job working as a hitman, he's unable to resist the money. Soon the man has taken
Ryusei (2000) as Kikujiro
Lonely 66-year-old Kikujiro spends his days at the horse track, wasting all his earnings on poor bets. Desperate for money and companionship, Kikujiro kidaps a racehorse for ransom in the hopes of being able to afford prostitute Hitomi.
Atsumono (1999) as Mokuhei Mano
Mokuhei Mano is a 60-year-old retired fireman, whose main focus in life now is breeding beautiful chrysanthemums. When he meets 19-year-old Miharu, they seem to have nothing in common. But Miharu is friends with famous chrysanthemum grower Kurose, and she introduces them. A friendship based on mutua
Pillow Book, The (1995) as The Father
Set in contemporary Japan and Hong Kong, a successful model revives memories of her calligrapher father by having her lovers give her pleasure by writing on her body. An affair with an Englishman leads her to start writing herself, using others as her paper.
Gonin II (1995) as Masamichi
A bunch of babes takes on mobsters amid the neon-drenched Nipponese nightscape.
Kodayu (1992)
Dreams of Russia (1992) as Captain Kodayu Daikokuya
Film based on the true story of Koudayu Daikokuya, a Japanese merchant who was shipwrecked in Russia 200 years ago. After being adrift for 8 months, Koudayu washed ashore and stayed in Russia for 10 years. After meeting Queen Ekaterina II, he returned to Japan through Siberia, and was officially sil
Goodbye Mama (1991)
A successful businesswoman's lifestyle is disrupted by the appearance of her former husband's son.
Love Story Wo Kimi Ni (1989) as Setsuo Nakada
Gekitotsu (1989) as Igo Gyobu
Zegen (1987) as Iheiji Muraoka--
Cyoei No Mure (1986) as Fusajiro Kohama
Kataku No Hito (1986) as Kazuo Katsura
Tracked (1985) as Psycho-Killer
Based on a true story set in postwar Japan, a tale about a psycho-killer who murders his family, dynamites the home of the woman who rejects him and tunnels his way out of prison.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) as Yukio Mishima
The fragments of an autobiography by the self-destructive Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima.
The Ballad of Narayama (1984) as Tatsuhei
Life in a small, impoverished village where custom holds that an individual, upon reaching the age of 70, must be abandoned on the top of Mount Narayama.
Yaju-Deka (1982) as Seiji Otaki
Warui Yatsura (1980) as Detective Inoue
Virus (1980) as Professor Tsuchiya
Vengeance is Mine (1979) as Iwao Enokizu
Iwao Enokizu is a middle-aged man who has an unexplainable urge to commit insane and violent murders. Eventually he is chased by the police all over Japan, but somehow he always manages to escape. He meets a woman who runs a brothel. They love each other but how long can they be together?
Demon, The (1978)
The Song From My Heart (1970) as Hitomi Yamaguchi
Under the Banner of Samurai (1969) as
Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife as a concubine. He then convinces the widow, Princess Yu, to accept this arrangement and to bear Takeda a son. He pledges them his life. He then spends years using treachery, poetic sensibility, military and political strategy to expand Takeda's realm, advance the claim of Yu's son as the heir, and prepare for an ultimate battle with the forces of Echigo. Has Kansuke overreached? Are his dreams, blinded by love, too big?
Farewell, My Beloved (1969) as Tadayuki

Cast (special)

Yellow River, The (1989) as Narration
A three-part documentary that follows the entire length of the Yellow River and captures China's natural and cultural life along the river's banks.

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