Yoji Yamada’s Tokyo Kazoku ON!

June 2, 2012 — 3 Comments

Or at least, that’s what I understood scanning through the articles in Japanese (with Google Translate, LOL).

Tokyo Kazoku (Tokyo Family) was supposed to start shooting in early April last year, but due to the earthquake, it was postpone — postpone long enough, until now. Apparently (if I read right), Tokyo Kazoku began shooting on May 31st. There was a press conference that day, and the cast was there~ including Satoshi Tsumabuki and Yu-chan.

As you may (or not) know, Tokyo Kazoku will be a re-telling of the 1953 classic Tokyo Story (東京物語) by Yazujiro Ozu. Apparently, Yu-chan will be taking on the role played by Setsuko Hara. But… I really can’t tell you more, because I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t watched Tokyo Story, even though every cinephile has.

But if Setsuko Hara-san’s character was the same as Satoshi Tsumabuki’s girlfriend [1], then you probably already knew that. If it wasn’t… then it’s all news to us. xD

In the meantime… Yu looks grown-up. I feel like I haven’t seen her in so long, even though she was in that episode of Shokuzai in January. Of course, Tokyo Kazuko will be released on January 2013.

Here’s a video of the event.

3 responses to Yoji Yamada’s Tokyo Kazoku ON!

  1. Yamada is a great director, I’m sure that remake will be awesome.

    • I just wished Yu’s website were updated, it would make my job easier. xD Or she should hire me to keep it updated xD

      I’m gonna try to find the time to watch, finally watch, Tokyo Story. Though, to be honest… I still need to find the time to watch Seven Samurai. xD

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  1. Yu Aoi Updated Wiki Entry #2 | personal.amy-wong.com - A Blog by Amy Wong. - January 13, 2018

    […] These past couple of years, Yu Aoi’s activities were quiet, beginning January 2012 with the release of Shokuzai, which would eventually last for five episodes in the span of five weeks. However, Aoi’s participation only required her to appear on the first episode, which co-starred Mirai Moriyama. In February, it was announced that Aoi would participate in the stage play Madame de Sade [1] with a run all throughout March that year. During February, she also released her 10th photobook release titled A Dream with photographs by Yoshihiko Ueda. Then, in early June, Yoji Yamada held a press conference with the cast for Tokyo Kazoku to announce that they had finally begun shooting the film after its postponement the prior year due to the Tohoku Earthquake [1]. […]

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