Takao Saito (cinematographer)

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This article is about the Japanese cinematographer. For the Japanese manga artist with the same name, see Takao Saito. For the Japanese opposition politician from the World War II era, see Saitō Takao.

Takao Saito (斎藤 孝雄 Saitō Takao?, March 5, 1929 – December 6, 2014) was a Japanese cinematographer who frequently collaborated with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work in the film Ran (1985).[1]


  1. ^ Vili Maunula (December 23, 2014). "Kurosawa's cinematographer Takao Saito has died at age 85". akirakurosawa.info. 

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