Kikujiro is a 1999 Japanese film starring, written, and directed by Takeshi Kitano. Its score was composed by Joe Hisaishi. The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
Masao, who lives alone with his grandmother in an old Shitamachi area of Tokyo, receives a package, and in looking for a seal finds a photo of his long lost mother. He finds her address in Toyohashi, several hundred miles to the west. Leaving home to see his mother, he meets his grandmother's neighbors, Kikujiro and his wife. Kikujiro's wife forces Kikujiro to accompany Masao on a journey to see his mother, telling Masao's grandmother that they are going to the beach.
|keywords||angel bell ringing bully cycle force hitchhike housewife juggler kyūshū leaving home lost mother matsuri meet milky way morning nursing home on the road osaka shinto shrine shitamachi shooting game taxi taxicab tengu tokyo toyohashi track cycling west win yakitori|
|nomination||Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year|
|producer||Masayuki Mori Shinji Komiya Takio Yoshida|
|productionCompany||Bandai Visual Tokyo FM|
|publisher||Office Kitano Sony Pictures Classics|
|theme||dance japanese road movie|