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