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Image of the day. The Great Japanese Directors

In one photo, in 1936: Naruse, Ozu, Mizoguchi, Shimizu, Uchida, Yamanaka, Gosho, Kinugasa and more!
Great Japanese Directors

Has another photo existed with so many great filmmakers in one shot?  This was taken in 1936 on the occation of the creation of the Japan Film Directors Society.

Front row, from left:

Teinosuke Kinugasa (1896-1982)

Yoshinobu Ikeda (1892-1973)

Sadao Yamanaka (1909-1938)

Mansaku Itami (1900-1946)

Heinosuke Gosho (1902-1981)

Minoru Murata (1894-1937)

Shigeyoshi Suzuki (1900-1976)

Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956)

Second row, from left:

Tomotaka Tasaka (1902-1974)

Yasujiro Shimazu (1897-1945)

Hiroshi Shimizu (1903-1966)

Yutaka Abe (1895-1977)

Kiyohiko Ushihara (1897-1985)

Kajiro Yamamoto (1902-1974)

Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963)

Tomu Uchida (1898-1970)

Third row, from left:

Mikio Naruse (1905-1969)

Kintaro Inoue (1901-1954)

(Via Vermillion and One Nights.)

Thanks for this fantastic image!
That’s an amazing picture. Much appreciated.
Rath
Great picture, unknown for me until this moment. Many thanks!
Wonderful picture. It is sad, however, that the work of many of these directors is unseeable (or worse, largely lost).
Amazing! It is to Japanese Cinema what the Great Day in Harlem photo is to jazz.

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