Film past event

Tokyo Kid (Tokyo kiddo)

November 11, 2005
Tokyo Kid (Tokyo kiddo)

Friday, November 11
7:30 pm

1950, 81 min., 35mm, b&w. Directed by Torajiro Saito. Written by Akira Fushimi. With Hibari Misora and Haruhisa Kawada. Print courtesy of SHOCHIKU, Co., Ltd. With simultaneous translation and English subtitles.


Set against the postwar ruins, this beautiful, tragic musical stars the perky Hibari Misora as an orphan dressed in rags. Like a ray of light piercing a darkened world, Misora’s voice reverberates in the skies of a city just getting back on its feet. Her fellow tenants in the low-rent tenement are a down-on-his luck guitar player, a painter, a fortune teller and a street entertainer, dubious characters all, who today, would no doubt be considered great modern artists. This film provides a glimpse of Japanese life during the Occupation era. 


Buy a Film Pass today!  Watch 5 films for the price of 4! $40; Japan Society members, seniors & students $24. (Good for both After War… and Hiroshi Sugimoto film series). The Film Pass is redeemable for 5 Fall 2005 films of your choice.  To guarantee your seat, present and exchange your Film Pass at the box office for tickets on the day of the film, at least 10 minutes before screening times.   This pass cannot be combined with any other discount offers at the Japan Society.

  • November 11, 2005
  • 7:30 pm