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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)

Hanaoka Seishû no tsuma (original title)
The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal ... See full summary »

Director:

Yasuzô Masumura

Writers:

Sawako Ariyoshi (novel), Kaneto Shindô
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raizô Ichikawa ... Seishû 'Unpei' Hanaoka
Ayako Wakao ... Kae
Hideko Takamine ... Otsugi, Seishû's mother
Yûnosuke Itô Yûnosuke Itô ... Seishû's father
Misako Watanabe Misako Watanabe ... Koriku
Yatsuko Tan'ami Yatsuko Tan'ami ... Saheiji's wife
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara ... Okatsu
Chieko Naniwa ... Kae's nanny
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô ... Saheiji
Saburô Date ... Ryôan Shimomura
Kenzô Tabu Kenzô Tabu
Gen Kimura Gen Kimura
Shôzô Nanbu Shôzô Nanbu
Yôichi Funaki Yôichi Funaki
Tokio Oki Tokio Oki
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The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal general anesthetic, "Tsusensan", some forty years before the better-known innovations of his American counterparts Long, Wells and Morton.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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