Shiroi Kyotō

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Shiroi Kyotō
First edition
Author Toyoko Yamasaki
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publication date

Shiroi Kyotō (白い巨塔, literally "The White Tower") is a 1965 novel by Toyoko Yamasaki. It has been adapted into a film in 1966 and then twice as a television mini-series in 1978 and 2003. The 1966 film was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Silver Prize.[1]


The story contrasts the life of two doctors, former classmates and now both assistant professors at Naniwa University Hospital in Osaka. The brilliant and ambitious surgeon Goro Zaizen stops at nothing to rise to a position of eminence and authority, while the friendly Shuji Satomi busies himself with his patients and research.

Cast (1966 film)[edit]

Shiroi Kyoto
Directed by Satsuo Yamamoto
Produced by Masaichi Nagata
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto
Toyoko Yamasaki (novel)
Starring Jiro Tamiya
Eijirō Tōno
Takahiro Tamura
Music by Sei Ikeno
Cinematography Nobuo Munekawa
Distributed by Daiei Film
Release date
  • October 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)
Running time
150 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Cast (1978 TV series)[edit]

Cast (2003 TV series)[edit]


21st Mainichi Film Award[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ 21 1966年 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-08. 

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