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広末涼子 1980-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 140 publications in 7 languages and 2,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 広末涼子
Okuribito ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Key of life ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house--only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin
Departures by Yōjirō Takita ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a Nokanshi, a traditional funerary celebrant who prepares bodies for entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of Nokanshi, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. Daigo experiences a profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living"--Madman.com.au
Wasabi by Gérard Krawczyk ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A French police detective travels to Japan to settle an old debt. His routine existence is disrupted when he finds out that the only woman he has ever loved has died. Summoned to Tokyo to settle her estate he quickly suspects her death was not an accident. To add to his problems, he discovers that he is the father of a teenage daughter
Goemon his crimes will save a nation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once a lethal ninja, Goemon put down his sword to master the art of robbing the nobility to share the stash with the less fortunate. On one such escapade, he swipes an artifact that, if opened, will unleash misfortune of a massive scale. Hunted by an infamous henchman and former ally, Goemon tears a torrential path to assassinate the king
Poppoya by Yasuo Furuhata ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A faithful railway man works at the end of a desolate railway line, at the end of his career. Saddened by the death of his daughter and wife, he finds new meaning when he meets three girls of different ages
Poppoya Railroad man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging railroad conductor learns that the railway line he has devoted his career to is closing due to unprofitability. He reminisces on how his workaholic ways robbed him of his personal life, including missing the deaths of his wife and only daughter. When an enigmatic high school girl with a passion for railroads pays him a visit, his life changes in unanticipated ways
Baburu e go!! taimu mashin wa doramushiki = Bubble fiction : boom or bust ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inventor Mariko Tanaka, who works for Hitachi appliances accidentally re-engineers a washing machine for time travel. The Japanese government then convinces her to go back in time to prevent the collapse of the Japanese economy. However, when contact is lost when she goes back in time, the government then sends Isao Simokawaji, who works for the Finance Ministry's Emergency Response Bureau to convince Mariko's estranged daughter Mayumi, to go back in time to investigate
Goemon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Master thief Goemon steals evidence of a secret pact to assassinate the mighty warlord Nobunaga. Pursued by the conspirator Hideyoshi, Goemon finds himself fighting for his life. In a breathtaking display of martial prowess, Goemon storms Osaka Castle to kill Hideyoshi, while mighty armies gather to determine the new ruler of Japan by force. Goemon must return to the battlefield one last time to bring peace to his country ..."--Distributor's website
Okuribito Departures by Yōjirō Takita ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Viyon no tsuma ōtō to tanpopo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman's relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a semi-autobiographical 1947 novel by Osamu Dazai, the story centers less on the womanizing, heavy-drinking, suicidal hero than on the wife who loves him. Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival." -- IMDb.com
Nokan die Kunst des Ausklangs ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein arbeitsloser Cellist kehrt mit seiner Frau in seine Heimatstadt im Norden Japans zurück, wo er einen Job bei einem Bestattungsunternehmen findet, der lukrativ, aber gesellschaftlich geächtet ist. Trotz zahlreicher äußerer wie innerer Widerstände erkennt er in der rituellen Aufbahrung des Leichnams eine Berufung, da die würdevolle Zeremonie eine heilsame Wirkung auf die Hinterbliebenen ausübt. Mit Hilfe einer ins Slapstickhafte spielenden Komik bricht der Film zunächst Berührungsängste vor dem Thema Tod auf und rundet sich dann zur ruhig erzählten, berührenden Reflexion über das Sterben als Teil des Lebens, die Suche nach innerem Frieden und der Aussöhnung mit dem persönlichen Schicksal. [film-dienst]
Despedidas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daigo, antiguo violoncelista de una orquesta que se acaba de disolver, acaba vagando por las calles sin trabajo y sin demasiada esperanza. Por ello decide regresar a su ciudad natal en compañía de su esposa. Allí consigue un empleo como enterrador: limpia los cuerpos, los coloca en su ataud y los envía al otro mundo de la mejor forma posible. Aunque su esposa y sus vecinos contemplan con desagrado este puesto, Daigo descubrirá en este ritual de muerte la chispa vital que le faltaba a su propia vida
Himitsu Secret ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prior to her death, a woman's soul is transferred to her daughter's body in order to prolong her time with her husband
Flowers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flowers is a portrait of six women from three different generations, each living their own journey in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930's to the present. Spring 1936. Rin (Yu Aoi) is about to be wed to man she's never met, arranged by her stern father according to traditional custom. As a progressive thinker, Rin harbors doubts about the restrictive life of a woman in her time and runs away on her wedding day. Summer in the 1960s, Rin has three grown daughters. The eldest, Kaoru (Yuko Takeuchi), tries to recover from the trauma of losing her husband in a car accident while the second daughters, Midori (Rena Tanaka) is a feminist wavering between her professional career and the prospect of marriage. The youngest, Sato (Yukie Nakama), has a heart condition, and braces for her own death as she prepares to give birth to her second child. The journey of the three women are set against the backdrop of the rapid economic growth of postwar Japan. It's winter in the present day, Sato's elder daughter, Kana (Kyoka Suzuki), has moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of becoming a pianist while being pregnant with a man who's just dumped her. The younger daughter, Kei (Ryoko Hirosue), is married with a child, and always wears a smile. There's a reason for her cheerful exuberance, though - she's determined to live with her mother she had never met
Dao mang quan xiao Q ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary in vernacular field only
Kagi dorobō no mesoddo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin
Okuribito Li yi shi zhi zou ming qu = Departures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Daigo Kobayashi is a cellist whose dream is shattered when his Tokyo orchestra suddently closes down. Left with no choice but to sell his prized cello, Daigo returns with his wife ika to his late mother's house, deep in the Japanese countryside. In need of money, Daigo responds to an ad in the paper for a job in 'Departures, ' mistakenly thinking that it might be somehow related to travel. But to his complete surprise Daigo finds he has applied for a position as an 'encoffineer, ' a man who performs the delicate and traditional Japanese ritual of preparing the bodies of the recently deceased for their departure to the next life. Without having time to think about it, he accepts the job"--Container
Renai shashin Collage of our life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York Makoto, a photographer, encounters the love of his life in the girl called Shizuru. However, their relationship is of very brief duration as Makoto discovers that Shizuru's photographic know how outmatches his own. One day, he receives a letter from her, postmarked New York, who was said died some time ago. He goes to New York to search her and truth
Sketch by Ryōko Hirosue ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hirosue, Ryōko
Hirosue, Ryôko 1980-
Hirosue Ryouko
Riyouko Hirosue
ヒロスエ, リョウコ 1980-
広末涼子 1980-
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