Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the Tora-san Statue Outside of Shibamata Station in Katsushika

In Northern Tokyo, outside of Shibamata Station is the statue of Tora-san. The character is best known for the long-running film series “Otoko wa tsurai yo” (which translates to “It’s Tough Being a Man”) directed by Yoji Yamada and stars actor Atsumi Kiyoshi. With a total of 48 installments which ran from 1969 to 1995 but would end with the death of Kiyoshi. Because the film has been part of Japanese pop culture for several […]