Company Profile

Our Message

Shochiku Studio preserves tradition and never cease to challenge ourselves to deliver authenticity to the world

Shochiku Studio is a film and production studio of the Shochiku Group that has been producing movies and dramas for roughly a century. The company has a production base in Kyoto and Tokyo, and the long-established Kyoto Studio is equipped with a studio facility that is deeply rooted in tradition.

Past Projects

Shochiku Studio has delivered numerous masterpieces to Japan and the world, such as works by directors Yasujiro Ozu, Keisuke Kinoshita, Yoshitaro Nomura, and Yoji Yamada, as well as countless period dramas filmed in Kyoto. Just as we have continued to challenge ourselves in the previous century, the 21st century will see us pushing ourselves even further to bring you the best in film.

Recent Works

Kyoto Studio

Movies

GOHATTO 1999
THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI 2002
WHEN THE LAST SWORD IS DRAWN 2003
HANA 2006
SWING ME AGAIN 2010
TENCHI: THE SAMURAI ASTRONOMER 2012
A SOWER OF SEEDS 2012~
A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING –A TRUE STORY 2013
TIES 2013
SAMURAI HUSTLE 2014
THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST 2015
OMOTENASHI 2018
NINJA DRONES? 2019
IWANE: SWORD OF SERENITY 2019
SAMURAI SHIFTERS 2019
KESSAN TYUSHINGURA 2019

Location coordinating in Japan

THE LAST SAMURAI 2003
THE ASSASSIN 2015

Props/Costumes/Wigs (partial)

SILENCE 2016

Tokyo Studio

Movies

TOKYO FAMILY 2013
THE LITTLE HOUSE 2014
HOT ROAD 2014
SOLOMON’S PERJURY 2015
NAGASAKI: MEMORIES OF MY SON 2015
WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 2016
DROWNING LOVE 2016
CREEPY 2016
THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT 2017
RECALL 2018
YAKINIKU DRAGON 2018
A BANANA? AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT? 2018
DON’T CRY, MR. OGRE 2019
NO LONGER HUMAN 2019
TORA-SAN, WISH YOU WERE HERE 2019
TOUGE - SAIGO NO SAMURAI 2020
GOODBYE 2020

Location coordinating in Japan

TAMASHA 2015
THE LAST PRINCESS 2015
STRINGS Of A BROKEN HARP 2018

Company Profile

Company Name Shochiku Studio Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Studio    Horigauchi-cho 12-9
Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City
Kyoto, 616-8152
Japan
Tokyo Studio Togeki Building 3F
4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, 104-0045
Japan
Services Movie and TV program production
Commercial/DVD/short film production
Studio & outdoor set rental
Location coordinating
Artistic design & prop production
Event organization

Access

Kyoto Studio

By Car

40 minutes from Kyoto Minami Interchange (Meishin Expressway)

By Taxi

Approx. 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station

By Train

Approx. 6 minutes on foot from Uzumasa Station on the JR Sagano Line
Approx. 3 minutes on foot from Katabiranotsuji Station on the Arashiyama Line

Tokyo Studio

1 minute on foot from Higashi-Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

3 minutes on foot from Higashi-Ginza Station on the Toei Asakusa Line