Buddha (1961)

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The Japanese Poster for Buddha
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Producer(s) Masaichi Nagata
Written by Fuji Yahiro
Music by Akira Ifukube
Distributor DaieiJP
Budget ¥700,000,000[1]
Box office ¥Over 700,000,000
Running time 157 minutes
(2 hours, 37 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.20:1
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Buddha (釈迦,   Shaka) is a 1961 tokusatsu fantasy film produced by Daiei Kyoto Studio, and loosely based on a religious story. It was released to Japanese theaters on November 1, 1961.


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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kenji Misumi
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Written by   Fuji Yahiro
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Hiroshi Imai
  • Editing by   Kanji Tatsumi
  • Special effects modelled by   Fuminori Ohashi


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kojiro Hongo   as  
  • Tamao Nakamura   as  
  • Machiko Kyo   as  



Alternate titles

  • The Life of Budda

Theatrical releases

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  • Japan - November 1, 1961  [view poster]Japanese poster
  • England - 1963   [view poster]English poster
  • Argentina - January 22, 1964
  • Mexico - November 5, 1964
  • Brazil - 1965
  • Turkey - December 21, 1965


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Buddha won the 1960 the following awards.

Award Persion Category
Japan Film Technology Award Shooting, lighting, special technology, art and recording
Japan Film Technology Award Special Award Kenji Misumi
6th Movie Day Special Achievement Award
16th Mainichi Film Concours Masao Ohsumi Recording Award
Blue Ribbon Technology Award
Kinema Junpo Special Award Masaichi Nagata

Video releases

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This is a list of references for Kaiju No. 14/Sandbox/Buddha (film). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 釈迦 (映画) - Wikipedia. Retrieved on 29 December 2020.


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