4.2
61 Ratings

The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era

Bakumatsu taiyôden

Directed by Yuzo Kawashima
Japan, 1957
Comedy

Synopsis

The story is taken from rakugo (a traditional form of “sit-down” comedic narration), and focuses on the craftily versatile character of Saheiji, a man-about-town who gets stuck at a high-class brothel when he can’t pay the bill.

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The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era
Directed by Yuzo Kawashima

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2012 | Forum Special Screenings

The New York Film Festival

2011 | Masterworks

Kinema Junpo Awards

1958 | Winner: Best Actor

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