Kobayashi Keiju

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at yale.edu
Sat Sep 18 09:44:27 EDT 2010

Another great postwar performer has passed away: Kobayashi Keiju.  
Unfortunately, he was not too well known abroad because he worked with  
lesser known directors (such as Okamoto Kihachi or Horikawa Hiromichi)  
and in series comedy (the Shacho series), but he was central in  
defining the "salaryman" image in the postwar, while also showing the  
cracks underneath. He will sorely be missed.


Aaron Gerow
Associate Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Film Studies
Yale University
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