Kenji Takama

Takama Kenji

  • Name: Takama Kenji
  • Native name: 高間賢治
  • Also Known as: たかま けんじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 10, 1949
  • Age: 75
Takama Kenji is a Japanese cinematographer born on March 10, 1949 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cinematographers.

As a student at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Takama Kenji first studied Economics. Later he began working as a camera assistant at Wakamatsu Productions and began shooting commercials, leading to his first assignment as a director of photography on the film Gassan (1978). He received a scholarship to the Artists' Training Program of the Culture Agency and moved to Hollywood, and then to New York. While in the United States, he trained under a number of cinematographers: Harry Wolf for Little House On The Prairie, John Alonzo for Blue Thunder, John Alcott for The Beast Master, Vilmos Zsigmond for Table For Five, Owen Roizman for Tootsie, and Gordon Willis for Broadway Danny Rose. After returning to Japan, he worked primarily with younger directors such as Naoto Yamakawa, Shusuke Kaneko, Shun Nakahara and Fran Kuzui. He received the best photography award twice at the Yokohama Film Festival: for Summer Vacation 1999 (1988) and Misty Kid Of Wind (1988). At the Osaka Film Festival, he won best cinematography honors for A High School Teacher and Hear The Duck's Song (1993). He also received the Best photography by children Julie at Poland Film Festival for Naran (1995) and was nominated for best photography at the Japanese Academy Award for Welcome Back, Mr. Macdonald (1997). He is also a Japanese Academy Award nominee (1998) for 'Rajio no jikan'.

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Cinematography
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Doll Woman
Movie
0.0
2021 Prayer: The Time to Think of Nagasaki in a Phantom
Movie
8.0
2019 Finding Light at the Darkness Festival
Movie
0.0
2019 The Legend Of Chronos Jaunter
Movie
5.5
2018 Watashi wa Zettai Yurusanai
Movie
6.0
2017 Red Sash: The Tomioka Silk Mill Story
Movie
8.0
2017 Chi no Shio Yamamuro Gunpei
Movie
0.0
2017 The Wind in Your Heart
Movie
7.3
2016 Kyoto Elegy
Movie
6.0
2015 Smiles in the Mirror
Movie
8.1
2014 Ikeshima Tanka
Movie
0.0
2013 Yokohama Monogatari
Movie
7.9
2011 Share House
Movie
6.0
2011 My Wife
Movie
5.7
2010 Haru’s Journey
Movie
7.0
2010 Azami Jou no Lullaby
Drama
3.0
2009 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Movie
8.0
2009 Pride
Movie
7.2
2008 Peeping Tom
Movie
6.0
2008 Sunshine Days
Movie
10.0
2008 Cinderella Formula
Movie
7.7
2008 Cafe Daikanyama: Sweet Boys
Movie
6.8
2006 Death Note: The Last Name
Movie
7.8
2006 9/10 SO SOLDIER
Movie
2.0
2006 God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand
Movie
7.0
2006 Gimme Heaven
Movie
7.1
2005 Life on the Longboard
Movie
0.0
2005 Choi Kowai Hanashi The Movie: Yami no Eigasai
Movie
5.0
2005 The Dragon Sleeps in Everyone's Heart
Movie
0.0
2005 Fantastipo
Movie
7.2
2004 Perfect Education 5: Amazing Story
Movie
6.4
2003 Iden & Tity
Movie
6.1
2002 Hotel Hibiscus
Movie
7.3
2001 All About Our House
Movie
6.8
2001 Merdeka 17805
Movie
0.0
2000 Pyrokinesis
Movie
7.1
1999 Nabbie's Love
Movie
7.1
1997 Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
Movie
8.1
1997 Tokimeki Memorial
Movie
6.6
1997 Dream Stadium
Movie
2.0
1996 Sanctuary
Movie
6.0
1995 Fly Boys, Fly!
Movie
7.1
1995 Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Movie
7.6
1994 Shoot
Movie
7.0
1993 Kou Kou Kyoushi
Movie
6.9
1991 The Gentle 12
Movie
8.2
1991 No Worries on the Employment Front
Movie
7.9
1991 Traffic Jam
Movie
6.0
1990 Hong Kong Paradise
Movie
6.0
1989 Who Do I Choose?
Movie
7.0
1989 The Glass Cape
Movie
6.0
1988 The Last Cabaret
Movie
0.0
1988 Summer Vacation 1999
Movie
6.7
1988 Yamada Village Waltz
Movie
0.0
1986 The New Morning of Billy the Kid
Movie
0.0
1985 Kunisaki Monogatari
Movie
7.0
1979 Gassan
Movie
7.0
1975 Atman
Movie
7.6
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2007 Sakuran
Japanese Movie, 2007,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.6
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  • First Name: Kenji
  • Family Name: Takama
  • Native name: 高間賢治
  • Also Known as: たかま けんじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 10, 1949
  • Age: 75

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