WorldCat Identities

Miyamoto, Nobuko 1945-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 221 publications in 4 languages and 2,762 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Humor  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nobuko Miyamoto
Tanpopo ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tampopo" follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen
A Taxing woman by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A subtly hilarious tale of Ryoko, Tokyo's hardest working female tax inspector. The ruthless diligence of this innocent looking heroine is matched only by the intricate deceptions of Gondo, tax cheat extraordinaire
Tampopo Dandelion ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen"--Container
Osōshiki The funeral by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old man's unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family. The traditional three-day undertaking becomes a sly comedy of manners as th e younger generation struggles with the complex rituals of the Buddhist ceremony
Minbo no onna Anti-extortion woman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A feisty and resourceful woman lawyer is hired by a big hotel to deal with extortionists, and transforms timid hotel staff into an effective anti-yakuza task force
Tampopo by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow Tanpopo runs a small ramen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her ramen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen
Marusa no onna 2 A taxing woman's return ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A follow-up to the 1987 hit, A taxing woman. She investigates a corrupt fundamentalist religious order
The funeral ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old man's unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family. The traditional three-day undertaking becomes a sly comedy of manners as the younger generation struggles with the complex rituals of the Buddhist ceremony
A Taxing woman returns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sequel to the 1987 film A taxing woman. A tenacious female tax inspector investigates a corrupt religious order in Japan
Sūpā no onna Supermarket woman ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small supermarket, "Shōjiki-ya" (English name: "Honest Goro") is threatened by a new big discount store, "Yasuuri Daimaō" (English name: "Bargains Galore"). The owner, Kobayashi Gorō, happens to meet Inoue Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school. Hanako joins in "Shōjiki-ya" and revivies and reenergizes the supermarket
Minbō no onna ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A grand old Japanese hotel is being extorted by the yakuza (Japanese gangsters). The hotel finally fights back by hiring Inoue Mahiru, a lawyer specialized in dealing with these criminals on their own terms
Tanpopo Tampopo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow Tanpopo runs a small ramen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her ramen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen
Daibyōnin by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One day, Mukai Buhei, a movie director and an actor, spits blood in the middle of his love affair with an actress. Although he has cancer, his friend Dr. Ogata diagnoses his illness as a stomach ulcer. After having surgery, Buhei comes back to work to finish his latest movie which features a conductor who is facing terminal cancer. But soon Buhei collapses. Buhei's condition is getting worse, and the fear of cancer leads him to attempt suicide. But once Ogata informs Buhei of his illness, Buhei decides to accept his fate, and rather than depending on a life-support system in the hospital, he chooses to finish his last film
Tampopo magische Nudeln; Essen und Sex ist im Grunde dasselbe ... ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marutai no onna Marutai ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An actress Isono Biwako witnesses a murder. The victim is a lawyer who has been investigating a cult group. Biwako is able to identify the murderer, a member of the cult group. Biwako agrees to testify in court, and in order to protect her from the cult group, two cops are assigned to protect her
"Shizuka na seikatsu" ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mā-chan's parents leave for Australia and she needs to take care of her elder brother Īyō (English name: Eeyo), a mentally retarded young boy who is a gifted musician, and her younger brother Ō-chan, who is facing his entrance exam for a college. Unexpected happenings help her learn of the complexities of life outside her idyllic home
"Ageman" by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The foundling Nayoko becomes geisha. At the age of 18, she becomes an "official mistress" of a patron, a Buddhist bishop who soon rises rapidly. Nayoko is an "a-ge-man," who brings good luck to the man she serves. After the patron's death, she starts to work for a bank as a secretary. One day, she meets Suzuki Mondo, a branch manager of the same bank. As soon as they start dating, Mondo becomes a successful businessman, but he, an upwardly mobile serial playboy, leaves Nayoko, trying to marry the niece of the president to advance his career. Nayoko becomes a geisha once again with a new patron, but she tries to help Mondo, who is falling into a trap
"Ageman" A-ge-man : tales of a golden geisha ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The foundling Nayoko becomes geisha. At the age of 18, she becomes an "official mistress" of a patron, a Buddhist bishop who soon rises rapidly. Nayoko is an "a-ge-man," who brings good luck to the man she serves. After the patron's death, she starts to work for a bank as a secretary. One day, she meets Suzuki Mondo, a branch manager of the same bank. As soon as they start dating, Mondo becomes a successful businessman, but he, an upwardly mobile serial playboy, leaves Nayoko, trying to marry the niece of the president to advance his career. Nayoko becomes a geisha once again with a new patron, but she tries to help Mondo, who is falling into a trap
Junjō hen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tora-san falls in love with Yuko, who is renting a room at "Toraya" on the island of Gotō, but Yuko is there hiding from her husband, who one day shows up and wants to take her home
Marusa no onna 2 by Jūzō Itami( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A follow-up to the 1987 hit, A taxing woman. She investigates a corrupt fundamentalist religious order
 
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Alternative Names
Itami, Nobuko 1945-
Miyamoto Joanne Nobuko 1945-....
Miyamoto, Nobuko 1945-
本多俊之 1945-
宮本信子 1945-
Languages
Japanese (129)
German (8)
English (6)
French (1)
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