List of Japanese films of the 1920s

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A incomplete list of films produced in Japan ordered by year in the 1920s. For an A-Z of films see Category:Japanese films. Also see cinema of Japan.

1920-1921[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1920
Saraba seishun Iyokichi Kondo
Norimasa Kaeriyama
Sugisaku Aoyama
Minoru Murata
Released 28 July.[1] Studio: Eiga Geijutsu Kyōkai.
Utsukushiki Nippon Thomas Kurihara
Nichiren shōnin: Tatsunokuchi hōnan Jirō Yoshida Ichikawa Enjūrō Released 1 October.[2] Studio: Kokusai Katsuei. One 22-minute and one 34-minute print extant.[3][4]
Tenjiku Tarō Shiro Nakagawa Ritoku Arashi Released 13 November.[5] Studio: Teikoku Kinema.
Amachua kurabu Thomas Kurihara Michiko Hayama Released 19 November.[6] Studio: Taishō Katsuei.
Seikatsu antei no maki Toyojirō Takamatsu
Tatsumi Iwaoka
Studio: Katsudō Shashin Shiryō Kenkyūkai. Print in National Film Center.[7]
1921
Gōketsu Jiraiya Shōzō Makino Matsunosuke Onoe Released 1 February.[8] Studio: Nikkatsu. 21-minute print in

National Film Center.[9]

Hinamatsuri no yoru Kisaburo Kurihara Hayama Michiko Released 30 March.[10] Studio: Taishō Katsuei.
Rojo no Reikon Minoru Murata Kaoru Osanai
Zeya Togo
Released 8 April.[11] Studio: Shochiku. Print in National Film Center.[12]
Kantsubaki Ryoha Hatanaka Masao Inoue
Yaeko Mizutani
Released 24 April.[13] Studio: Kokusai Katsuei. Print in National Film Center.[14]
Gubijinsō Henry Kotani Sumiko Kurishima Released 29 April.[15] Studio: Shochiku.
Yama kururu Kiyohiko Ushihara Komei Minami
Haruko Sawamura
Released 1 July.[16] Studio: Shochiku.
Kimi yo shirazu ya Minoru Murata Eliana Pavlova
Komei Minami
Released 16 July.[17] Studio: Shochiku.
Ono ga tsumi Zanmu Kako Goro Okamoto
Sumiko Kurishima
Released 8 September.[18] Studio: Shochiku.
Yaji Kita Zenkōji mairi no maki Kichirō Tsuji
Yaroku Kobayashi
Matsunosuke Onoe
Sentarō Nakamura
Released 30 September.[19] Studio: Nikkatsu. Print in National Film Center.[20]

1922[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1922
Konjiki yasha Zanmu Kako Tsuzuya Moroguchi
Yoshiko Kawada
Romance Released 1 February.[21] Studio: Shochiku
Hototogisu Yoshinobu Ikeda Yūkichi Iwata
Sumiko Kurishima
Released 9 March.[22] Studio: Shochiku. 19-minute print in National Film Center.[23]
Futari Shizuka Gengo Ōbora Utako Nakayama Released 25 April.[24] Studio: Nikkatsu. Print extant.[25]
Shibukawa Bangorō Kōkichi Tsukiyama Matsunosuke Onoe Released 5 May.[26] Studio: Nikkatsu. Print extant.[25]
Chirinishi hana Yasujirō Shimazu Yuriko Hanabusa
Goro Okamoto
Released 21 June.[27] Studio: Shochiku
Aa, Ono kundō Zanmu Kako Yuriko Hanabusa
Yoko Umemura
Released 23 July.[28] Studio: Shochiku
Kagayaki no michi e Yasujirō Shimazu Goro Okamoto
Akio Isono
Released 10 August.[29] Studio: Shochiku
Ai no kusabi Yasujirō Shimazu Yotaro Katsumi
Nobuko Satsuki
Released 20 September.[30] Studio: Shochiku
Konishi junsa Teinosuke Kinugasa Teinosuke Kinugasa Released 28 November[31] (some sources say 29 October[32]). Studio: Makino Kyōiku Eiga
Kyōya erimise Eizo Tanaka Hideo Fujino Released 30 December.[33] Studio: Nikkatsu.

1923[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1923
Sendō kouta Yoshinobu Ikeda Yukichi Iwata
Sumiko Kurishima
Released 8 January.[34] Studio: Shochiku.
Kohitsuji Zanmu Kako Tsuzuya Moroguchi
Yuriko Hanabusa
Released 1 February.[35] Studio: Shochiku. Print in National Film Center.[36]
Ai ni yomigaeru hi Kenji Mizoguchi Kaichi Yamamoto Released 4 February.[37] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Kokyo Kenji Mizoguchi Kaichi Yamamoto Released 25 February.[38] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Aa mujō - Dai ippen: Hōrō no maki Kiyohiko Ushihara Masao Inoue
Sumiko Kurishima
Drama Released 1 April.[39] Studio: Shochiku. 9-minute print in National Film Center.[40]
Joen no chimata Kenji Mizoguchi Komei Minami Released 20 April.[41] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Aa mujō - Dai nihen: Shichō no maki Yoshinobu Ikeda Masao Inoue
Yukichi Iwata
Drama Released 30 April.[42] Studio: Shochiku.
Haizan no uta wa kanashi Kenji Mizoguchi Haruko Sawamura Released 13 May.[43] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Jinniku no ichi Yasujirō Shimazu Nobuko Satsuki Released 15 June.[44] Studio: Shochiku
Kiri no minato Kenji Mizoguchi Haruko Sawamura Released 29 July.[45] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Mizumo no hana Yoshinobu Ikeda Yukichi Iwata
Sumiko Kurishima
Mori kundo tetsuro no tsuyu Zanmu Kako Taisuke Matsumoto
Seishun no yumeji Kenji Mizoguchi Tetsuya Yoshimura
Yoneko Sakai
Ono ga tsumi Unpei Yokoyama
Touge no uta Kenji Mizoguchi kaichi Yamamoto
Haruko Sawamura
Yama no senroban Yasujirō Shimazu Mitsuko Takao
Zoku Amateur Club Thomas Kurihara Henry Kotani
Michiko Hayama
Haikyo no naka Kenji Mizoguchi Haruko Sawamura Released 30 September.[46] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Chi to rei Kenji Mizoguchi Chiyoko Eguchi
Yoneko Sakai
Released 9 November.[47] Studio: Nikkatsu.
Kosuzume Tōge Kōroku Numata Hataya Ichikawa
Tsumasaburo Bando
Released 30 November.[48] Studio: Makino Film Productions. Print in National Film Center.[49]
Ryōbensugi Shirō Nakamura Ritoku Arashi Studio: Teikoku Kinema. Print in National Film Center.[50]
Shigeki Wake no Kiyomaru kō Toyojirō Takamatsu Reizō Inoue Studio: Katsudō Shashin Shiryō Kenkyūkai. Print in National Film Center.[51]

1924[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1924
Sarutobi no ninjutsu Jiro Yoshino Shirogoro Sawamura
Chairo no onna[citation needed]
Kanashiki hakuchi Kenji Mizoguchi Yoneko Sakai
Akatsuki no shi Kenji Mizoguchi Haruko Sawamura
Koi no misshi Henry Kotani
Mouken no himitsu Minoru Murata Haruko Sawamura
Ryotaro Mizushima
Rutsubo wa nieru Kensaku Suzuki Kaichi Yamamoto
Yoneko Sakai
Gendai no jo-ou Kenji Mizoguchi Yoneko Sakai
Komei Minami
Josei wa tsuyoshi Kenji Mizoguchi Yutaka Mimasu
Yoneko Sakai
Hanasaka jijii Teinosuke Kinugasa Misao Seki
Koi to bushido Goro Hirose Ritoku Arashi
Shichimencho no yukue Kenji Mizoguchi Jun'ichi Kitamura
Yoshiko Tokugawa
Chichi yo izuku Norimasa Kaeriyama Tappatsu Sekine
Teruko Azuma

Released 31 August.[52] Studio: Teikoku Kinema. Other sources give title as Chichi yo izuko e and the year 1923.[53]

Itō junsa no shi Kensaku Suzuki
Kenji Mizoguchi
Gengo Ohora
Iyokichi Kondo
Enji Sato
Samidare zoshi Kenji Mizoguchi Utako Suzuki
Hiroshi Inagaki
Kanraku no zei Kouroku Numata Kashichi Shimada
Shizuko Mori
Shiota Mondo Goro Hirose
Sohtoh Bansho Kanamori Misao Seki
Shizuko Mori
Ningyo no sei Shiro Nakagawa Ritoku Arashi
Shimizu Jirochō: Dai-ippen Goro Hirose Ritoku Arashi
Momonosuke Ichikawa
Robin Hood no yume
Shōjo no nayami Mitsuko Takao
Kōmori-yasu Goro Hirose Rikaku Arashi
Kanraku no onna Kenji Mizoguchi kaichi Yamamoto
Yoneko Sakai
Nukiuchi Gonpachi Goro Hirose Momonosuke Ichikawa
Nageki no kujaku Yoshinobu Ikeda Sumiko Kurishima
Shinyo Nara
Shinshutsu kibotsu Goro Hirose Momonosuke Ichikawa
Kyokubadan no jo-o Kenji Mizoguchi Kumeko Urabe
Denmei Suzuki
Mura no bokujo Hiroshi Shimizu Kinuyo Tanaka
Kunisada Chūji Shōzō Makino Shōjirō Sawada Released 31 December.[54] Studio: Tōa Kinema. 33 min. print in National Film Center.[55]
Sutotonbushi Yoshinobu Ikeda Jun Arai
Chōko Iida
Studio: Shochiku. Print in National Film Center.[56] Also titled Koutashū dainihen sutoton.[57]

1925[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1925
Uchen-Puchan Kenji Mizoguchi Kaichi Yamamoto
Kumeko Urabe
Giketsu Tomu Uchida Kashichi Shimada
Edo kaizoku-den: Kagebōshi - Zempen Buntaro Futagawa Tsumasaburo Bando
Shinpei Takagi
Edo kaizoku-den: Kagebōshi Buntaro Futagawa Tsumasaburo Bando
Shinpei Takagi
Hō wo shitau onna Minoru Murata
Genjiro Saegusa
Kumeko Urabe
Takasugi Shinsaku (1925 film) Goro Hirose Michisaburo Segawa
Aiyoku no kiro
Nantoh no haru Yasujirō Shimazu Tokuji Kobayashi
Chieko Matsui
Gakuso o idete Kenji Mizoguchi Komei Minami
Iyokichi Kondo
Daichi wa Hohoemu: Zenpen (1925 Shochiku film) Kiyohiko Ushihara
Yasujirō Shimazu
Masao Inoue
Yuriko Hanabusa
Daichi wa Hohoemu: Chuhen Kiyohiko Ushihara
Yasujirō Shimazu
Masao Inoue
Hideo Fujino
Daichi wa Hohoemu: Kōhen (1925 Shochiku film) Kiyohiko Ushihara
Yasujirō Shimazu
Masao Inoue
Sumiko Kurishima
Daichi wa Hohoemu: Dai ippen Kenji Mizoguchi Eiji Takagi
Eiji Nakano
Daichi wa Hohoemu: Dai nihen Osamu Wakayama Eiji Nakano
Yoshiko Okada
Daichi wa Hohoemi: Dai sanpen Kensaku Suzuki Eiji Nakano
Yoko Umemura
Komoriuta Eiichi Matsumoto Yaeko Utagawa
Kokuten Takado
Ah tokumukan kanto Osamu Wakayama
Kensaku Suzuki
Kenji Mizoguchi
Komei Minami
Kaichi Yamamoto
Rakka no Mai: Zenpen (1925 Nikkatsu film) Tomiyasu Ikeda
Rakka no Mai: Chuhen Tomiyasu Ikeda Haruko Sawamura
Rakka no Mai: Shuhen Tomiyasu Ikeda Yoneko Sakai
Yotsuya kaidan (1925 film) Nobuko Satsuki
Shirayuri wa nageku Kenji Mizoguchi Yoshiko Okada
Daikon wa hohoemu Takuji Furumi
Nagaruru sake Eiichi Matsumoto Taisuke Matsumoto
Akai yuhi ni terasarete Kenji Mizoguchi
Genjiro Saegusa
Eiji Nakano
Komei Minami
Horaijima Takuji Furumi Rintaro Fujima
Ranko Sawa
Seinan sensō hishi: Kōjo Shiragiku
Kanashiki koi no gensō Yoshinobu Ikeda Sumiko Kurishima
Shinyo Nara
Meiken jakku Taisuke Matsumoto
Ijin musume to bushi Shōzō Makino Tsumasaburo Bando
Shizuko Mori
Yōsei chi ni otsureba Yasujirō Shimazu Denmei Suzuki
Yuriko Hanabusa
Murasaki no nisou Eiichi Matsumoto Taisuke Matsumoto
Ranko Sawa
Toyo no Carmen Frank Tokunaga Kaichi Yamamoto
Komamo Sunada
Araki Mataemon Tomiyasu Ikeda Matsunosuke Onoe
Goro Kawabe
Eien no nazo Masaru Omori Taisuke Matsumoto
Ranko Sawa
Orochi Buntaro Futagawa Tsumasaburo Bando
Utako Tamaki
Machi no Suketchi Kenji Mizoguchi Yasunaga Higashibojo
Yoshiko Okada
Ningen: Zenkohen Kenji Mizoguchi Eiji Nakano
Yoshiko Okada
Furusato no uta Kenji Mizoguchi Masujiro Takagi
Gokurakutō no jo-ou Meiho Ogasawara Aiko Takashima
Thomas Kurihara
Maboroshi
Nogi taisho to Kumasan Kenji Mizoguchi kaichi Yamamoto

1926-1928[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1926
Kurutta Ippeji
(A Page of Madness)
Kinugasa Teinosuke Masao Inoue 24 September
Storm of Passion Seiichi Kamei Teruko Asahi, Momoko Ashiya
1928
Jujiro (Crossways) Kinugasa Teinosuke 11 May
Kurama Tengu: Kyōfu Jidai Teppei Yamaguchi Kanjuro Arashi, Reizaburo Yamamoto, Takasaburo Nakamura, Tokusho Arashi
Kurama Tengu Teppei Yamaguchi Kanjuro Arashi, Takesaburo Nakamura, Reizaburo Yamamoto, Tokusho Arashi

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