Tag Archives: Yôko Tsukasa
Yoru no nagare / Evening Stream (1960) Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Drama
Hikinige / Hit and Run (1966) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Crime, Drama
A working-class woman becomes bent on revenge after her little boy is killed in a hit and run; she discovers that the man who took the rap was simply a corporate lackey covering up for his boss’s wife.
Meoto zenzai / Marital Relations (1955) Shirô Toyoda, Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Drama
Samurai Saga / Aru kengo no shogai (1959) Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akira Takarada, Action, Drama
Edmund Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.
Akibiyori / Late Autumn (1960) Yasujirô Ozu, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Comedy, Drama
Family and friends of the late Shuzo Miwa have gathered for his annual memorial service, this one marking the seventh anniversary of his passing. Three of his long time friends – married Shuzo Taguchi, married Soichi Mamiya, and widowed Seiichiro Hirayama – have long known and admitted to each other that they have always been attracted to his widow, Akiko Miwa, who they believe has gotten even more beautiful as she has matured. The three friends take it upon themselves to find a husband for the Miwa’s now twenty-four year old daughter, Ayako Miwa, who they believe as beautiful as her mother, and who, as a pure innocent, deserves a good husband. Their self-appointed task is despite them knowing that Ayako does not want them to do so. She doesn’t want to get married, at least not yet, as she struggles with her traditional sensibilities in post-war modern Japan. Her first priority as she sees it is to take care of her widowed mother, who would be alone if she were to get married.
Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku / Admiral Yamamoto (1968) Seiji Maruyama, Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Drama, War
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward war, Yamamoto, despite his misgivings, believes the only possible victory lies in destroying the American fleet by surprise at Pearl Harbor. The attack succeeds, but fails to sink the American carrier fleet. Thus Yamamoto must lead the Japanese navy into war with ever-diminishing likelihood of success.
Goyôkin / Goyokin / Steel Edge of Revenge (1969) Hideo Gosha, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa, Action, Adventure, Drama
Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai overcome with guilt over his unwitting part in a massacre of a small village. Now a ronin, he learns of a scheme by his old clan to repeat the same crime. determined to stop them, he endures great hardships in an attempt to atone for his earlier mistakes.