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The Birth of Japan!


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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.

  • Original title: 日本誕生
  • Release date: Nov. 1, 1959
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Fantasy, Action, Drama
  • Runtime: 3h 2min
  • Producers: Toho


Toshiro Mifune Photo
Toshiro Mifune

Prince Yamato Takeru

Takashi Shimura Photo
Takashi Shimura

Elder Kumaso

Setsuko Hara Photo
Setsuko Hara

Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess

Kinuyo Tanaka Photo
Kinuyo Tanaka

Princess Yamato

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