Nakadai Tatsuya on the Golden Age of Japanese Film


Nakadai Tatsuya on the Golden Age of Japanese Film (仲代達矢が語る日本映画黄金時代, Nakadai Tatsuya ga Kataru Nihon Eiga Ougon Jidai) is a book that was originally published in 2013, with a revised Definitive Edition that followed in 2017. It is a book compiled from extensive interviews between Nakadai Tatsuya and film history researcher Kasuga Taichi.

The “Golden Age of Japanese Film” is widely considered to have taken place between the 1950’s and 60’s. It was during this time that the main subject of this book made his debut.

Nakadai Tatsuya. With a career spanning over six decades, now in his eighties and still as active as ever, this man — a living witness to Japanese film history — looks back on his work.

In the book, Nakadai Tatsuya talks about everything from his first meetings and his works with renowned movie directors such as Okamoto Kihachi, Kurosawa Akira, Naruse Mikio, Gosha Hideo, and Kobayashi Masaki, to private behind-the-scenes anecdotes and stories of the many legendary actors that he has collaborated with throughout the years. Furthermore, he discusses the ups and downs of Japanese film history, the current state of the world of cinema, and his theory as to what it truly means to be an actor.

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Note: If you like this book, do consider buying it.

2 thoughts on “Nakadai Tatsuya on the Golden Age of Japanese Film

  1. Thank you so much for translating this book! I looked everywhere and just can’t find an English-translated version! Tatsuya Nakadai might just be my favourite actor of all time and this is certainly going to be a pleasant read. Thank you.

    • Hey hey. I’m glad you discovered my translation, I’ve definitely been enjoying doing it every step of the way. Look out for Chapter Seven at the end of this month!

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