Akira Sakuragi

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Akira Sakuragi
Akira Sakuragi in 2015. Photo by Brett Homenick
Born April 11, 1937
Wakayama, Japan
Occupation Production designer
First work Big Shots Die at Dawn (1961)
Notable work Dreams (1990)
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Akira Sakuragi (櫻木 晶,   Sakuragi Akira) is a Japanese production designer who led the drama-unit art departments of Toho Pictures' kaiju films The Return of Godzilla and Rebirth of Mothra 3. Over the course of his career, he has accrued three Japanese Academy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: with Yoshiro Muraki for Akira Kurosawa's Dreams in 1990, and by himself for Kon Ichikawa's The 8-Tomb Village in 1996 and Mitsuo Kurotsuchi's The Samurai I Loved in 2005.

Selected filmography

Art assistant

Production designer


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