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Motofumi Tomikawa

Motofumi Tomikawa

Date of Birth
February 11, 1949
Zodiac Sign
Motofumi Tomikawa is a writer, who is from Aichi prefecture Ichinomiya-shi. He has graduated from Ichinomiya high school, and Tama Art University department of Sculpture Design.
When Motofumi Tomikawa was a elementary school teacher, he was awarded by NHK Creative TV Drama Screenwriting Open Offer. After, he kept writing while working as a teacher. In 1982, Motofumi Tomikawa was selected for the production team of period drama “Touge no Gunzou”, then started working as a freelance writer. He wrote TV show scenarios, movie scenarios, novels and play scenarios. He now also teaches at Japan University department of Arts and Theater, Tokyo Writer’s University and his private academy. He organized writing conference. In 2001, he went to receive education in Tukey as a International Art Trainee of Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie 1997 The Eel (Directed by Shohei Imamura)
Movie 2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Directed by Shohei Imamura)
Movie 2007 Red Whale and White Snake (Directed by Yoshiko Sembon)
TV Drama 1982 Touge no Gunzou
TV Drama 1984 Kokoro wa Itsumo Ramune Iro
TV Drama 1990 Two Sakura Trees
TV Drama 1990 For the Women Not Getting Married
TV Drama 1991-1992 New Totsugawa River Story
TV Drama 2018 Haruko's Doll
Play 2004 Red Heart and Blue Moon

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
1979 Art Festival Outstanding Performance Award Art Festival Outstanding Performance Award
1991 10th Kuniko Mukouda Award ”Two Sakura Trees” ”For the Women Not Getting Married”
1994 Selected Art the Rookie of the Year Broadcasting Sector Awarded
1997 50th Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Received The Eel: Directed by Shouhei Imamura