Equinox Flower

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Equinox Flower is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.wikipedia
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Yasujirō Ozu

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Equinox Flower is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.
These three films were followed by his first color film, Equinox Flower, in 1958, Floating Weeds in 1959, and Late Autumn in 1960.

Shin Saburi

Wataru Hirayama (Shin Saburi) is a wealthy Tokyo businessman.
Shin Saburi (佐分利 信, Saburi Shin; February 12, 1909 in Utashinai, Hokkaidō, Japan – September 22, 1982) was a Japanese film actor noted for his leading roles in a number of films by the director Yasujirō Ozu including Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941), Tea Over Rice (1952), Equinox Flower (1958) and Late Autumn (1960).

Fujiko Yamamoto

The film won the 1958 Blue Ribbon Award for Fujiko Yamamoto's performance as Best Actress.

Ton Satomi

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The film is based on a novel by Ton Satomi.
In 1958, his novel Higanbana (Equinox Flower) was made into a movie by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Kinuyo Tanaka.

Ineko Arima

One day during work, a young man named Masahiko Taniguchi (Keiji Sada) approaches Hirayama to ask for the hand of his elder daughter, Setsuko (Ineko Arima).

Chishū Ryū

Chishu Ryu
When an old schoolmate Mikami (Chishū Ryū) approaches him for help concerning his daughter Fumiko (Yoshiko Kuga), who has run off owing to a conflict with her father, he agrees.

Yoshiko Kuga

When an old schoolmate Mikami (Chishū Ryū) approaches him for help concerning his daughter Fumiko (Yoshiko Kuga), who has run off owing to a conflict with her father, he agrees.

Keiji Sada

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One day during work, a young man named Masahiko Taniguchi (Keiji Sada) approaches Hirayama to ask for the hand of his elder daughter, Setsuko (Ineko Arima).

Kinuyo Tanaka

Tanaka Kinuyo
Despite the ruse, Hirayama remains unchanged and Hirayama's wife Kiyoko (Kinuyo Tanaka) accuses her husband of being "inconsistent".

There Was a Father

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Included with this release is a standard definition presentation of There Was a Father.
In 2011, the BFI released a Region 2 DVD of the film as a bonus feature on its Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray + DVD) of Equinox Flower.

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Equinox Flower is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Blue Ribbon Awards

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The film won the 1958 Blue Ribbon Award for Fujiko Yamamoto's performance as Best Actress.

Tokyo

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Wataru Hirayama (Shin Saburi) is a wealthy Tokyo businessman.

Hiroshima

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After going for a short business trip outside Tokyo, Hirayama decides to visit the newly-weds at Hiroshima by train, where Taniguchi is stationed by his company.

Keisuke Kinoshita

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It is Yasujirō Ozu's first film in color while Japan's first color film, Keisuke Kinoshita's Carmen Comes Home, had been released in 1951.

Carmen Comes Home

It is Yasujirō Ozu's first film in color while Japan's first color film, Keisuke Kinoshita's Carmen Comes Home, had been released in 1951.

Agfa-Gevaert

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Ozu chose Agfa film from Germany over Kodak or Fujifilm, as he felt that it conveyed red colors better.

Kodak

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Ozu chose Agfa film from Germany over Kodak or Fujifilm, as he felt that it conveyed red colors better.

Fujifilm

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Ozu chose Agfa film from Germany over Kodak or Fujifilm, as he felt that it conveyed red colors better.

Lycoris (plant)

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The meaning of "equinox flower" or "higanbana" of the title is the red Lycoris.