Tokyo Story (東京物語)


Yasujiro Ozu’s quietly overpowering masterpiece tells a deceptively simple tale of an elderly couple who journey to Tokyo, where they are received less than enthusiastically by their grown-up children; then generational conflicts are stilled momentarily by death. Ozu unfolds his story with warmth and quiet emotion, but at the heart of his Old World civility is a vision of alienation in the modern world as powerful as any by Antonioni and Bergman. Ozu’s unique style a subtle interplay of rhythm, detail, and restraint has become legendary; there is no better introduction to his method than Tokyo Story.

“One of greatest of all Japanese motion pictures.” – Donald Richie.


1953 / 135min / 35mm / EnglishSubtitled

Director:Yasujiro OZU

Cast:Chisyu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara,
Kyoko Kagawa, Soh Yamamura, Haruko Sugimura

Adult:¥1000 Child:¥500(under 15 years old)

14:00 on Sunday, December 13, 2015 ,
< Full House.>
(Doors open 20 minutes before showtime)


*Tickets will be available from 21 November,
at Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum, Taraba Bookshop (Kamakura Sta. west exit), Shimamori Bookstore Kamakura (Kamakura Sta. east exit), Joshu-ya (Ofuna)