Kei Sato

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Kei Satō
Born Keinosuke Satō
(1928-12-21)December 21, 1928
Died May 2, 2010(2010-05-02) (aged 81)
Occupation Actor

Kei Satō (佐藤 慶 Satō Kei?) was a Japanese character actor and narrator. He was born in Aizu. He is known for his work with Japanese New Wave director Nagisa Oshima,[1][2] and for several films with Kaneto Shindo, such as Onibaba and Kuroneko. He won the best actor award from Kinema Junpo for the films The Ceremony and Nihon no akuryō.[3] He also worked as a narrator for many documentaries, both on television and film.

In his early days as an actor, before his success in The Human Condition, he supported himself by producing gariban hand-written mimeographs, and he maintained his interest in hand-printing to the end of his life.[4]

In 1981 he appeared performing unsimulated sex with actress Kyoko Aizome in the film Daydream.[5]



Date Title Role Notes
1959 The Human Condition Shinjo in part 3
1960 Cruel Story of Youth
Night and Fog in Japan
1962 Harakiri Masakatsu Fukushima
Ningen Hachizo
1963 Bushido, Samurai Saga
Brave Records of the Sanada Clan
1964 Onibaba Hachi
1965 Akumyo Nobori Endo
Samurai Spy Takanosuke Nojiri, lieutenant
1966 Violence at Noon Eisuke
1968 Death by Hanging
Kuroneko Raiko
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief
Hymn to a Tired Man
1971 The Ceremony
1978 Satsujin Yugi
1979 The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf Shimizu
1981 Daydream Dentist



  1. ^ Stephens, Chuck. "Kei Sato 1928–2010". Criterion Collection. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Actor Kei Sato dies at 81". TokyoGraph. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Satō Kei". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Goto, Takuya. "Haiyu Sato Kei Binkon Jidai, Gariban To No Hibi" (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Sharp, Jasper (20 March 2001). "Review of Daydream (1981)". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 

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