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Chishū Ryū

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chishu Ryu (May 13, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan – March 16, 1993 in Yokohama, Japan) was a famous Japanese film actor, a favourite of the director Yasujiro Ozu. From 1928 to 1992 he appeared in at least 155 films, including Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and Yoshitaro Nomura's Castle of Sand (1974). From 1969 until his death, Ryu became familiar to a new generation as the curmudgeonly but benevolent Buddhist priest in Yoji Yamada's Tora-san movie series (a role he parodied to great effect in a cameo in Juzo Itami's 1984 comedy, The Funeral). Description above from the Wikipedia article Chishû Ryû, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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May 13, 1904 In Tachibana, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dreams of Youth 1928-04-29
Latest Project:
Movie Talking with Ozu 1993-01-01
Known For
Poster of Until the End of the World
Poster of The Longest Tunnel
Poster of Red Beard
Poster of Late Spring
Movie Talking with Ozu Self (archival footage) 1993-01-01
Movie Luminous Moss Judge 1992-04-25
Movie Tora-san Makes Excuses 1992-12-26
Movie Until the End of the World Mr. Mori 1991-09-12
Movie Dreams Old Man 1990-05-11
Movie Wim Wenders in Tokyo Unknown 1990-12-31
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Gozen-sama 1989-12-27
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna the High Priest 1989-08-05
Movie A Taxing Woman's Return 1988-01-15
Movie Chishu Ryu the Actor: Shochiku’s Ofuna Studio and Me Interviewee 1988-01-01
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Gozen-sama 1988-12-24
Movie Tora-san Goes North the High Priest 1987-08-15
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy the High Priest 1987-12-26
Movie The Greatest Man in the World Hermit 1986-10-25
Movie Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies Unknown 1986-08-02
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy the High Priest 1986-12-20
Movie Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters A monk (uncredited) 1985-05-15
Movie Tokyo-Ga Self 1985-04-24
Movie Tora-san, the Go-Between the High Priest 1985-08-03
Movie And Then Unknown 1985-11-09
Movie Tora-san's Island Encounter the High Priest 1985-12-28
Movie Marriage Counselor Tora-san the High Priest 1984-08-04
Movie The Funeral The priest 1984-11-17
Movie Tora-san's Forbidden Love the High Priest 1984-12-28
Movie Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu Unknown 1983-03-24
Movie I Lived, But... Self 1983-10-29
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love the High Priest 1983-08-06
Movie Lanterns on Blue Waters 1983-11-15
Movie Tora-san Goes Religious? the High Priest 1983-12-28
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san the High Priest 1982-08-07
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Gozen-sama 1982-12-28
Movie The Longest Tunnel Saiji Akutsu 1982-10-16
Movie Tora-san's Love in Osaka Gozen-sama 1981-08-08
Movie Tora-san's Promise Gozen-sama 1981-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Priest 1980-08-02
Movie Foster Daddy, Tora! Gozen-sama 1980-12-27
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Gozen-sama 1979-08-04
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring 1979-12-28
Movie Stage-Struck Tora-san Gozen-sama 1978-08-05
Movie Talk of the Town Tora-san Gozen-sama 1978-12-27
Movie Tora-san Plays Cupid Priest 1977-12-24
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship Gozensama 1977-08-06
Movie Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset Priest 1976-07-23
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Gozen-sama 1976-12-25
Movie Oretachi no toki Unknown 1976-11-06
Movie Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again the High Priest 1975-08-19
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual Gozen-sama 1975-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Lovesick Gozen-sama 1974-08-10
Movie Machi no Hi Takushoku 1974-04-27
Movie The Castle of Sand Kojuro Kirihara 1974-10-19
Movie Tora-san's Lullaby Gozen-sama 1974-12-28
Movie Flower and Dragon 1973-03-17
Movie Tora-san's Forget Me Not Gozen-sama 1973-01-04
Movie Miyamoto Musashi Takuan 1973-07-13
Movie Tora-san Loves an Artist Unknown 1973-12-25
Movie Tora-san's Dear Old Home the High Priest 1972-08-05
Movie Home from the Sea Ishizaki Senzo 1972-10-27
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True the High Priest 1972-12-29
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan the High Priest 1971-04-28
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance the High Priest 1971-01-15
Movie Tora-san's Love Call the High Priest 1971-12-29
Movie Tora-san's Grand Scheme Priest 1970-02-26
Movie Tora-san, His Tender Love High Priest 1970-01-15
Movie Tora-san's Runaway High Priest 1970-08-26
Movie The Last Kamikaze Unknown 1970-10-29
Movie Where Spring Comes Late Genzo, So's father 1970-10-24
Movie High-School Outcasts Instructor Takeyama 1970-12-16
Movie Battle of the Japan Sea General Maresuke Nogi 1969-08-01
Movie It's Tough Being a Man Gozen-sama 1969-08-27
Movie Fight for the Glory Unknown 1969-12-17
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Gozensama 1969-11-14
Movie The Human Bullet Bookstore Man 1968-10-22
Movie Japan's Longest Day Prime Minister Baron Kantaro Suzuki 1967-08-12
Movie The Black Sheep 1967-01-03
Movie Traveling in Party Unknown 1967-11-12
Movie 暖流 Yasuhide Shima 1966-04-29
Movie Come Marry Me Tamotsu's Grandfather 1966-11-20
Movie The Radish and the Carrot Unknown 1965-01-03
Movie The Four Loves Heitarô Misawa 1965-12-28
Movie Red Beard Mr. Yasumoto 1965-04-03
Movie Aoimoku no yome-han Maruhashi Gotaro 1964-03-29
Movie Let's Dance Bon-Odori in Hawaii Gôzô Tôyama 1964-08-01
Movie Gazing at Love and Death 1964-09-19
Movie Rush to Our Sweetheart Unknown 1963-02-09
Movie Double Wedding Noriko's Father 1963-07-13
Movie Tange Sazen 1963-11-17
Movie A Prisoner in Search of Daughter 1963-08-27
Movie The Wiser Age Kinjiro Ishikawa 1962-01-14
Movie Drunkard's Paradise 1962-02-04
Movie An Autumn Afternoon Shuhei Hirayama 1962-11-18
Movie Love Under the Crucifix Sôkei Nambô 1962-06-03
Movie Four Sisters Unknown 1962-07-01
Movie The Youth and His Amulet Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Hinanmin no Chôrô 1961-01-28
Movie The Last War Unknown 1961-10-08
Movie The End of Summer Farmer 1961-10-29
Movie Storm on the Silvery Peaks Monk 1960-04-29
Movie Only She Knows Unknown 1960-04-01
Movie The Wandering Princess Kinoshita 1960-01-27
Movie Daughters, Wives and a Mother Old man in the park 1960-05-21
Movie Spring Dreams Shinichirô Atsumi 1960-01-03
Movie Late Autumn Shukichi Miwa 1960-11-13
Movie The Bad Sleep Well Public Prosecutor Nonaka 1960-09-15
Movie Satan's Sword Tsukue 1960-10-18
Movie Internees of Kampili Vice-Admiral Shibata 1960-09-29
Movie I Want to Be a Shellfish Unknown 1959-04-12
Movie The Snow Flurry Unknown 1959-01-03
Movie Farewell to Spring Kôzô's father 1959-04-28
Movie Good Morning Keitarô Hayashi 1959-05-12
Movie Floating Weeds Theatre Owner 1959-11-17
Movie The Rickshaw Man Shigezo Yuki 1958-04-21
Movie The Eternal Rainbow Naoji Kageyama 1958-10-28
Movie Equinox Flower Shukichi Mikami 1958-09-07
Movie The Crowded Train Genroku, the father 1957-03-29
Movie The Face Det. Hasegawa 1957-01-22
Movie Tokyo Twilight Shukichi Sugiyama 1957-04-30
Movie Hearts A-Flutter Shingo Wakasugi 1957-12-15
Movie Early Spring Kiichi Onodera 1956-01-29
Movie Eyes of Children 1956-01-15
Movie The Storm Unknown 1956-10-24
Movie The Moon Has Risen Asai Mokichi 1955-01-08
Movie The Refugee 1955-05-03
Movie The First Kiss Hasegawa 1955-09-21
Movie She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum Masao - Age 73 1955-11-29
Movie Stray Sheep Professor Hirota 1955-08-31
Movie Always in My Heart Part 3 Unknown 1954-04-27
Movie Twenty-Four Eyes Otoko Sensei 1954-09-15
Movie Always in My Heart Unknown 1953-09-15
Movie Tokyo Story Shukishi Hirayama 1953-11-03
Movie Aiyoku no sabaki Unknown 1953-05-06
Movie Always in My Heart Part 2 1953-12-01
Movie Love Letter Unknown 1953-12-13
Movie Youth of the Son 1952-06-25
Movie The Waves Unknown 1952-04-03
Movie The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice Sadao Hirayama 1952-10-01
Movie Dôkoku Unknown 1952-10-16
Movie Carmen Comes Home Principal 1951-03-21
Movie Home Sweet Home Kosaku Uemura 1951-03-21
Movie The Good Fairy Ryôen Toba 1951-02-17
Movie Fireworks Over the Sea Tarobei Kamiya 1951-10-25
Movie Early Summer Koichi Mamiya 1951-10-03
Movie Boyhood Father 1951-05-12
Movie The Munekata Sisters Tadachika Munekata 1950-08-08
Movie Late Spring Shukichi Somiya 1949-09-13
Movie Ishimatsu of the Forest Unknown 1949-06-04
Movie Children Hand in Hand Mr. Matsumura 1948-03-30
Movie A Visage to Remember Unknown 1948-04-04
Movie A Hen in the Wind Kazuichiro Satake 1948-09-17
Movie Great X Chief of police 1948-05-07
Movie The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant 1947-04-01
Movie Record of a Tenement Gentleman Tashiro 1947-05-20
Movie Izu no musumetachi Unknown 1945-08-30
Movie The Man Who Has Returned 1944-07-20
Movie Army Tomosuke Takagi 1944-12-07
Movie Port of Flowers Nobadama 1943-07-29
Movie There Was a Father Shuhei Horikawa, le père 1942-04-01
Movie Introspection Tower 1941-01-01
Movie Ornamental Hairpin Osamura 1941-08-26
Movie Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Friend 1941-03-01
Movie Seisen aiba fu: Akatsuki ni inoru 1940-04-17
Movie Shunrai 1939-04-13
Movie A Brother and His Younger Sister Seizaburō Utsumi 1939-04-01
Movie A Star Athlete Tani 1937-05-01
Movie Song of the Flower Basket Nenkai Hotta 1937-01-14
Movie Moon Over the Ruins Conductor 1937-01-05
Movie Don't Tell Your Wife About It George 1937-05-20
Movie Children in the Wind Policeman 1937-11-11
Movie The Lights of Asakusa Shin'ichi Katori 1937-12-02
Movie Goodbye to the Front 1937-08-24
Movie The Golden Demon Kuranosuke Kazahaya 1937-06-10
Movie College is a Nice Place Amano 1936-03-19
Movie The Only Son Professor Ookubo 1936-09-15
Movie The New Road: Akemi Unknown 1936-11-30
Movie An Inn in Tokyo Police man 1935-11-21
Movie A Mother Should Be Loved Hattori 1934-05-11
Movie A Story of Floating Weeds Shouting audience member 1934-11-23
Movie Woman of Tokyo Reporter 1933-02-09
Movie Dragnet Girl Policeman 1933-04-27
Movie Passing Fancy Man on boat 1933-09-07
Movie Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Shimazaki 1932-10-13
Movie I Flunked, But... Class mate 1930-04-11
Movie That Night's Wife Policeman 1930-07-06
Movie Days of Youth student 1929-04-13
Movie Dreams of Youth 1928-04-29
Movie Wife Gone Missing 1928-06-15
Movie Pumpkin 1928-08-31
Movie A Moving Couple Unknown 1928-09-28
Movie Body Beautiful 1928-12-01