Ken Takakura Retrospective

Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City

poster for Ken Takakura Retrospective

This event has ended.

Ken Takakura appeared in 205 films, leaving his mark on an entire era of yakuza films and acting in many famous and high-profile works. In his later years, he was the actor that Japanese moviegoers most wanted to see. In this exhibition, we look back at his work as a film actor, including his appearances in works by Tadanori Yokoo and Daido Moriyama.
This exhibition’s foremost feature is its presentation of Takakura scenes extracted from all 205 of his films. In addition, Otani Memorial Art Museum brings together rare items including scripts and props owned by Takakura, as well as still photographs, posters, and press sheets. Visitors can retrace the path taken by an extraordinary film actor with great screen presence whose career developed along with his times.

[Related Events]

Lectures (Japanese only)
Date: Apr.15 (Sun) and Apr.22 (Mon) From 14:00
Participants: 100

Otani Museum Concert “A Man’s Heart”
Date: Apr.30 (Mon/hol) From 14:00
Participants: 100
Target Audience: Elementary School Students and above

Workshop: Understanding Film Structure
Date: May.13 (Sun) From 14:00-16:00
Participants: 16 (First come first served)
Target Audience: Junior High School Students and above
Admission: ¥500 (Exhibition ticket required)

Please refer to the official site for further details.



from April 07, 2018 at 10:00 to May 27, 2018 at 17:00


Ken Takakura



All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
Kansai Art Beat (2004 - 2021) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use