Hanasaka Jiisan

The Blossom Man

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Synonyms: Hanasaka Jii-san
Japanese: 花咲か爺
English: The Blossom Man
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1928
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Source: Other
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #128462
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A short movie produced by Yasuji Murata. Based on the Japanese fairy tale Hanasaka Jiijii, also called Hanasaka Jiisan.

A kind old man and his wife dig up the ground where their dog is barking, and find koban (oval gold coins formerly used in Japan) there.

(Source: animation.filmarchives.jp)


The 28th of the Athena Film Library educational film series produced by Yokohama Cinema Shokai. A 35mm version and a 16mm version were released. The existing print is a 16mm Sakura Graph version released by Konishiroku Honten. The 35mm original version is one 375 meter reel and lasts 14 min. (24fps). This film is a considerably shortened version. The outline of the story provided at the time suggests that in addition to intertitles, several elements are missing from this version, including a scene in which a pet dog chases a black cat and a story about how the Blossom Man earns his reputation.

(Source: animation.filmarchives.jp)

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Apr 30, 2017
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SPECIAL NOTE OF INFORMATION: I noticed yesterday a flaw in my review when i went ahead to watch this anime. That there was a striking resemblance to the 1917 version i saw. While the 1917 version did not have the cover shot image i silently dismissed that as an error of either destroyed film or wrong picture. Somewhere, in my sub conscious i knew the truth but thanks to a friend i now know that i saw at that time a poorly cut/restored version of this film. Thankfully the place i found this piece no longer exists for now but may ...

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