Abacus and Sword
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- Movie: Abacus and Sword
- Romaji: Bushi no Kakeibo
- Japanese: 武士の家計簿
- Director: Yoshimitsu Morita
- Writer: Michifumi Isoda (novel), Michio Kashiwada
- Producer: Masayuki Motomochi
- Cinematographer: Yukihiro Okimura
- World Premiere; August 30, 2010 (Montreal World Film Festival)
- Release Date: December 4, 2010
- Runtime: 129 min.
- Genre: Drama / Award Winning
- Distributor: Asmik Ace Entertainment, Shochiku
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Set during the Meiji Restoration period of Edo era Japan, Naoyuki (Masato Sakai) belongs to the 8th generation of the Inoyama family, a wealthy family known for finance & accounting. He is also a gifted mathematician and uses the abacus with extreme skills. Naoyuki works under the declining Kaga domain. Because of this, Naoyuki and his wife Koma (Yukie Nakama) suffer hardships as their stature and wealth dissipates.
- To prepare for his role as Naoyuki, actor Masato Sakai is learning how to use the abacus.
- Fiming begins December 3rd, 2009 and is expected to finish April, 2010.
- Related titles:
- Abacus and Sword | Bushi no Kakeibo (2010)
- A Tale Of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story | Bushi no Kondate (2013)
|Masato Sakai||Yukie Nakama||Keiko Matsuzaka||Masahiko Nishimura|
|Naoyuki Inoshiyama||Koma Inoshiyama||Tsune Inoshiyama||Yosohachi Nishihisashi|
|Mitsuko Kusabue||Yuki Ito||Mina Fujii||Kaito Oyagi||Masatoshi Nakamura|
|Obabasama||Shigeyuki Inoshiyama||Sei Inoshiyama||Naokichi Inoshiyama||Nobuyuki Inoshiyama|
Additional Cast Members:
- 2010 (34th) Montreal World Film Festival - Aug. 26-Sept. 6 - Out of Competition *World Premiere
- 2010 (30th) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 14-24 - Spotlight on Japan *United States Premiere
- 2010 (23rd) Tokyo International Film Festival - October 23-31 - Special Screenings *Asian Premiere
- 2011 (13th) Taipei Film Festival - June 24 - July 16, 2011 - Panorama: Voices from Asia
- Best Art Direction (Nariyuki Kondo) - 2010 (65th) Mainichi Film Awards - January 17, 2011