Isshin Inudo (犬童 一心, Inudō Isshin, born 24 June 1960) is a Japanese film director.

Isshin Inudo
犬童 一心
Born (1960-06-24) 24 June 1960 (age 64)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationFilm director



Inudo began making films on his own in high school, with one of his works being selected for the 1979 Pia Film Festival.[1] After attending Tokyo Zokei University, he found work at Asahi Promotions where he began directing television commercials, including some award winning ones.[1] He made his feature-length film debut in 1995 with Futari ga Shabette iru, which earned him the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award.[2] Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003) earned him the Minister of Education New Director Award for Fine Art.[3]




  1. ^ a b "『グーグーだって猫である』がDVDリリース!犬童一心監督インタビュー". Forest Plus (in Japanese). Kinokuniya. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ "New Directors Award". Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. ^ "平成15年度芸術選奨 受賞者及び贈賞理由" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  4. ^ "犬童一心監督、犬と青年の絆を描く『ハウ』公開! 超特報映像も". Cinema Cafe. Retrieved 15 January 2022.