Yoichi Takabayashi

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Yoichi Takabayashi
Born (1931-04-29)29 April 1931
Kyoto, Japan
Died 15 July 2012(2012-07-15) (aged 81)
Kyoto, Japan
Occupation Film director
Years active 1959-2012

Yoichi Takabayashi (高林陽一?, Takabayashi Yōichi, 29 April 1931 – 15 July 2012) was a Japanese film director.


Born in Kyoto and graduating from Ritsumeikan University, Takabayashi became a pioneering independent filmmaker working in 8mm and 16mm film, earning awards at foreign festivals for his work.[1] His 1970 film Subarashii jōki kikansha was well received and earned him the opportunity to direct theatrical films.[1] The Water Was so Clear won the grand prize at the 1973 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival.[2] His 1976 film Death at an Old Mansion was entered into the 26th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

He died on 15 July 2012 of pneumonia at the age of 81.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Takabayashi Yōichi". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Awards of the 22. International Filmweek Mannheim". Internationales FilmFestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Death at an Old Mansion". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Takabayashi Yōichi kantoku shikyo". 47News. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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