One Wonderful Sunday

One Wonderful Sunday (素晴らしき日曜日, Subarashiki Nichiyōbi) is a 1947 Japanese film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is in black-and-white and runs 108 minutes.

One Wonderful Sunday
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Directed byAkira Kurosawa
Produced bySojiro Motoki
Written byAkira Kurosawa
Keinosuke Uekusa
StarringIsao Numasaki
Chieko Nakakita
Music byTadashi Hattori
Distributed byToho
Release date
25 June 1947
Running time
108 minutes

Yuzo and his fiancée, Masako, spend a Sunday together in Tokyo. Between them they have 35 yen and are determined to make it last. The film was made during the Occupation and shows some of the challenges facing post-war Tokyo. It is notable in the Kurosawa canon because Masako breaks the fourth wall near the end of the film.


  • Chieko Nakakita as Masako
  • Isao Numasaki as Yuzo
  • Midori Ariyama as Sono, Yamiya's mistress
  • Masau Smikizu as the Dance Hall Manager
  • Ichiro Sugai as Yamiya, the black-marketeer


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