Benten Kozō (1958 film)

The Gay Masquerade[2] (弁天小僧, Benten Kozō) a.k.a.. The Jovial Rascals of Edo, is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Daisuke Itō.

The Gay Masquerade
Benten Kozō
Directed byDaisuke Itō
CinematographyKazuo Miyagawa
Distributed byDaiei Film
Release date
  • 29 November 1958 (1958-11-29)[1]
Running time
85 minutes

The film won 1959 Blue Ribbon Awards for best actor Raizo Ichikawa and for best cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa. The film also won 1959 Kinema Junpo Award for best actor Raizo Ichikawa.[3]



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