Yôjirô Takita

  • Yôjirô Takita – Kimurake no hitobito AKA The Yen Family (1988)

    Comedy1981-1990JapanYôjirô Takita

    In Japan’s bubble economy everyone is looking for ways to increase their wealth and assets. But the Kimura family is particularly determined – in fact it is abnormally determined – to accumulate wealth. They don’t want a palatial mansion, they have no outstanding loans and they’re not planning to travel abroad. They just love money so much that they work day and night for even the smallest amounts. And of course nothing is allowed to go to waste.Read More »

  • Yôjirô Takita – Okuribito AKA Departures (2008) (HD)

    2001-2010AsianDramaJapanYôjirô Takita

    With the breakup of his Tokyo orchestra, a young cellist returns with his adoring wife to his hometown. Searching for work, he responds to a cryptic ad for work in “Departures”, only to find out that the position is in the ritual preparation of corpses.Read More »

  • Yôjirô Takita – Mibu gishi den AKA When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2002)

    2001-2010DramaJapanMartial ArtsYôjirô Takita

    Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support them. In his search he joins a notorious clan, known as the Shinsengumi where he does as much as possible to get money. Looked at as a money grubber,Yoshimura proves his strength physically and mentally by being loyal to his honor. During the dramatic period, with the rise of the Emperor and the fall of the Shogun. Yoshimura shows us the struggle of life in a personal way, by changing the lives of the people he meets and the way life is looked at.Read More »

  • Yôjirô Takita – Okuribito AKA Departures (2008)

    2001-2010AsianDramaJapanYôjirô Takita

    Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled “Departures,” thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a “Nokanshi” or “encoffineer,” a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of “Nokanshi,” acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.Read More »

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