Tora-san Takes a Vacation

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Tora-san Takes a Vacation
Tora-san Takes a Vacation.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Produced by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kumiko Goto
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san Takes a Vacation (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō no Kyūjitsu?) is a 1990 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as the love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san Takes a Vacation is the forty-third entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Critical appraisal[edit]

Hidetaka Yoshioka was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Kumiko Goto for Best Supporting Actress at the Japan Academy Prize for their roles in Tora-san Takes a Vacation, and the previous entry in the series, Tora-san, My Uncle (1989).[3] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san Takes a Vacation two and a half out of five stars.[4]


Tora-san Takes a Vacation was released theatrically on December 22, 1990.[5] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.[6]






  1. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no kyuujitsu (1990)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Tora-San Takes a Vacation" (in German). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日 (1990) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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