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Taketori Monogatari Details

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Princess From the Moon (Taketori Monogatari) is based on an ancient Japanese legend. [[Performer~P49015~Toshiro Mifune~toshiromifune]] plays a 9th century bamboo cutter who comes across a curious glass capsule, housing a tiny baby girl who holds a crystal ball in her hand. Once released, the infant instantly becomes a five-year-old; the astonished Mifune, whose own child has recently died, decides to adopt the girl. It isn't very long before the child becomes a beautiful adult ([[Performer~P63378~Yasuko Sawaguchi~yasukasawaguchi]]), whose blue eyes--a decided rarity in Japan--attract every man within hailing distance. Mifune hopes to hide his daughter away from predatory males, but the girl is constantly courted by eligible bachelors. By and by, the crystal ball begins to emit a strange sound, alerting the girl that she must return to the Moon, whence she came and where she will reign as princess. See Princess From the Moon only if you have an open mind and open heart. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Toshiro Mifune
as Taketori-no-Miaytsuko
Ayako Wakao
as Tayoshime
Yasuka Sawaguchi
as Kaya
Koji Ishizaka
as Mikado
Kiichi Nakai
as Otomo-no-Dainagon
Koasa Shumputei
as Kuramochi-no-Miko (Minister of Culture)
Megumi Odaka
as Akeno
Katsuo Nakamura
as Lise
Fujio Tokita
as Shonin-no-Uda
Takeshi Kato
as Fujiwara-no-Okuni
Kyoko Kishida
as Kougo
Jun Hamamura
as Sakanoue-no-Dajo-Daijin
Michiyo Yokoyama
as Lise's Wife

Crew

Kon Ichikawa
Director
Hiroaki Fujii
Producer
Masaru Kakutani
Producer
Kon Ichikawa
Screenwriter
Ryuzo Kikushima
Screenwriter
Shinya Hidaka
Screenwriter
Setsuo Kobayashi
Cinematographer
Kensaku Tanigawa
Musical Direction/Supervision
Chizuko Osada
Editor
Shinobu Muraki
Set Designer
Emi Wada
Costume Designer
Tetsuya Ohashi
Sound/Sound Designer
Shokei Nakano
Special Effects
Teruyoshi Nakano
Special Effects
Teiichi Saito
Sound Recordist
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