Tokyo Story

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Two elderly parents Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, from the small seaside town of Onomichi in southwest Japan, pay a visit to their busy children in Tokyo and Osaka. Only their youngest unmarried daughter lives with them: Kyoko, a schoolteacher. After the day-long journey from Onomichi to Tokyo, the couple finds themselves neglected by their children. Their eldest son, Koichi, is a district pediatrician with two boys. Their eldest daughter, Shige, is a hairdresser. The children wish to spend time with their parents, and do, to an extent; but, as they have lives, work and families of their own, they find it difficult to maintain a balance between the two. Only the couple's widowed daughter-in-law Noriko goes out of her way to entertain them. She takes them on a sightseeing tour of metropolitan Tokyo."

Overall Ranking: 56 (Rank from 1953: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Chishû Ryû (Shukishi Hirayama)
  • Chieko Higashiyama (Tomi Hirayama)
  • Setsuko Hara (Noriko Hirayama)
  • Haruko Sugimura (Shige Kaneko)
  • Sô Yamamura (Koichi Hirayama)
  • Kuniko Miyake (Fumiko Hirayama - his wife)
  • Kyôko Kagawa (Kyôko Hirayama)
  • Eijirô Tôno (Sanpei Numata)
  • Nobuo Nakamura (Kurazo Kaneko)
  • Shirô Osaka (Keiso Hirayama)
  • Hisao Toake (Osamu Hattori)
  • Teruko Nagaoka (Yone Hattori)
  • Yasujirō Ozu (Director)