Fuefukigawa / The River Fuefuki

TitleFuefukigawa / The River Fuefuki
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1960
AuthorsKinoshita, Keisuke
Running Time1h 57min
Date Released10/19/1960
Publication LanguageJapanese

The River Fuefuki is a 1960 Japanese historical drama film, based on a novel by Shichirō Fukazawa. The film is set in the Sengoku period (1467–1615) in Japan, spanning in time from the birth of Takeda Shingen in 1521 to the fall of the Takeda clan in 1582. It follows five generations of a farming family, who live in a house on the banks of the Fuefuki river, and whose fate is inseparably linked to the Takedas. The main protagonists are farming couple Sadahei and Okei, whose two oldest sons join the ranks of the warriors for a warlord, while the daughter becomes a servant at the court. After the final Battle of Tenmokuzan in 1582, Sadahei is the sole survivor of the family. He discovers a flag of the destroyed Takeda clan floating near the river bank, picks it up, and eventually throws it back into the river.

Original Publication笛吹川
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