April 13, 2009

Statue of Tora-san

statue of Tora-san
This statue stands in front of shibamata station.
Tora-san is the main character of movie series titled "Otoko wa Tsurai yo".
It is a very popular movie series (1969-1995) starring Kiyoshi Atsumi.
In tora-san movies, shibamata is home town of tora-san.


movie poster
Photo above is a movie poster.
It is displayed in Tora-san memorial hall in shibamata.

5 comments:

Malyss said...

Thou I'm very interested in japanese cinema, I've never heard about those movies. So I'm glad to learn that. It's impressive to see that a movie character is popular enough to have his own statue and a memorial!

Malyss said...

Me again: the building behind the flag is a very famous hotel called the "Negresco". One of the most luxurious of my town , and maybe in France!..

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool !
hey Nobu, you are so kind, many thanks for your answer about the ticket machine on the last post.Absolutely,people in Japan are very gentle and they can help!!Thanks!

Léia :-)

Vogon Poet said...

My knowledge of Japanese cinema is limited to Ozu and Kurosawa (and a few Godzilla movies). I'd like to know something more of Tora-san!

Marc said...

I wonder what kind of series it was he played in. Maybe comedy?

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