Nobuo Aoyagi (青柳信雄, Aoyagi Nobuo) (27 March 1903 - 17 May 1976[1]) was a Japanese film director and film producer. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, he attended Meiji University but left before graduating.[1] He worked at the Zenshinza theater troupe before joining the Toho studio in 1937.[1] He debuted as a director in 1940 and was known for a series of live action films starring the manga character Sazae-san.[1] He also helped produce the Mito Komon series on television.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Aoyagi Nobuo". Nihon jinmei daijiten (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  2. ^ Cultural Nippon, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Nov. 1938), pl. IX-X, S. iii-iv

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