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Movie City | Tokyo, Japan
Posted May 04, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | Tokyo, Japan"
Tokyo | City of Studios
In addition to Takeshi Kitano making movies out of Tokyo, the Japanese capital was also the base for arguably the country’s greatest ever filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, who spent the majority of his career working at Toho Studios, where he made his 1943 debut Sanshiro Sugata and also his last major film, Ran (1985). Toho was also the studio responsible for the great Japanese monster movies and introduced the world to Godzilla in 1954, the same year that Kurosawa made Seven Samurai. Tokyo’s latest prominent production house is the phenomenally successful Studio Ghibli, the animation company behind the films of Hayao Miyazaki, director of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo.