Sayon's Bell

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Sayon's Bell
莎勇之鐘.jpg
Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu
Written by Kihan Nagase
Torashiro Saitō
Hiroshi Ushida
Starring Toshiaki Konoe
Kenji Oyama
Shirley Yamaguchi
Release date
  • 1 July 1943 (1943-07-01) (Japan)[1]
Running time
92 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Sayon's Bell (サヨンの鐘, Sayon no kane) was a 1943 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Shimizu and based on the true story of a 17-year-old Atayal girl called Sayun Hayun from Nan'ao village, Giran district, Taihoku Prefecture, Taiwan, who went missing and was thought to have drowned whilst helping carry the luggage of her teacher Masaki Takita during a storm in 1938.

Cast[edit]

  • Shirley Yamaguchi as Sayon (credited as Ri Kôran)
  • Toshiaki Konoe as Takeda
  • Kenji Ôyama as Murai
  • Kinuko Wakamizu as Murai's Wife
  • Hatsu Shimazaki as Saburo
  • Kenzô Nakagawa as Mona
  • Hideko Mimura as Namina
  • Hiroshi Mizuhara as Pig buyer, father of Sayon
  • Minoru Nakamura as Taya

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1943/bs000420.htm accessed 14 May 2009

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