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Shunsaku Ikehata

Shunsaku Ikehata

Date of Birth
January 7, 1946
English level
Shunsaku Ikehara went to scenario laboratory from the time that he was in a university. He was trained as a movie assistant director under a movie director, Shohei Imamura, then worked with a TV director, Yasuo Tsuruhashi, a TV producer, Yasuo Yagi, and an actor, Ken Ogata to created many TV dramas.
In 1999, he has done a directing job with “Atsumono – Mokuhei no Aki”.
In 2009, he has received the Medal with Purple Ribbon(of Honor, Japan).

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
TV Drama 1991 The Pacific Ocean
Movie 1988 Yushun
Movie 1999 Atsumono - Mokuhei no Aki(First movie as a director)
TV Drama 2001 Ancient History Drama Special ”Prince Shotoku”
TV Drama 2008 A Hat
TV Drama 2009 My Sister
TV Drama 2014 A Woman From Ashio
TV Drama 2016 Yuriko's Story Book - The Army Attache, Mr. and Mrs. Onodera's War
TV Drama 2017 Hagoku
TV Drama 2020 Kirin is Coming

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
1984 Kuniko Mukouda Award ”Bury Me Deeply” ”Hataura Map” ”Kiken na Toshigoro”(※Award with all of three titles together)
1984 Selected Art the Rookie of the Year Broadcasting Sector Awarded ”Bury Me Deeply” ”Hataura Map” ”Kiken na Toshigoro” etc.
1999 Bénodet International Film Festival Grand Prize Atsumono – Mokuhei no Aki(Scenario writing/Directing)
2017 MIPCOM BUYERS’ AWARD for Japanese Drama Grand Prize Hagoku