Heaven and Earth (1990 film)

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Heaven and Earth
Ten to Chi to
Heaven and earth film.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byHaruki Kadokawa
Produced byYutaka Okada
Written byHaruki Kadokawa
Toshio Kamata
Chogoro Keynji
Isao Yoshiwara
Music byDaisuke Hinata
Tetsuya Komuro
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
  • June 1990 (1990-06)
Running time
104 min.
Box office¥9.2 billion (Japan)

Heaven and Earth (天と地と, Ten to chi to) is a 1990 Japanese film, directed by Haruki Kadokawa and starring Enoki Takaaki, Tsugawa Masahiko, Asano Atsuko, Zaizen Naomi and Nomura Hironobu. The film was released in Japan in June 1990, and an English version was released in North America in 1991.

Ken Watanabe was originally cast in the role of Kenshin but had to pull out due to his severe illness.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in feudal Japan, the daimyō Kagetora (Enoki) must protect his lands and his people from the ambitions of the warlord Takeda (Tsugawa).

Kagetora is also known as Uesugi Kenshin. In the film, Kagetora must defend his province of Echigo against Takeda Shingen. The famous battles include the Battle of Kawanakajima.



Heaven and Earth was the number one Japanese film on the domestic market in 1990, earning ¥5.05 billion in distribution income.[1] As of 2012, the film has grossed a total of ¥9.2 billion ($115.3 million) in Japan.[2]


  1. ^ "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1990-nen" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. ^ "歴代ランキング" [All-time box office top 100]. CINEMAランキング通信. Kogyo Tsushinka. Archived from the original on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2020.

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