Shiroi Kyotō

Shiroi Kyotō (白い巨塔, literally "The White Tower") is a 1965 novel by Toyoko Yamasaki. It has been adapted into a film in 1966 and then five times as a television series in 1967, 1978, 1990, 2003, and 2019. The 1966 film was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Silver Prize.[1]

Shiroi Kyotō
First edition
AuthorToyoko Yamasaki
Publication date


The story contrasts the life of two doctors, former classmates and now both associate professors at Naniwa University Hospital in Osaka. The brilliant and ambitious surgeon Goro Zaizen stops at nothing to rise to a position of eminence and authority, while the friendly Shuji Satomi busies himself with his patients and research.

Cast (1966 film)Edit

Shiroi Kyoto
Directed bySatsuo Yamamoto
Produced byMasaichi Nagata
Written byShinobu Hashimoto
Toyoko Yamasaki (novel)
StarringJiro Tamiya
Eijirō Tōno
Takahiro Tamura
Music bySei Ikeno
CinematographyNobuo Munekawa
Distributed byDaiei Film
Release date
  • October 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)
Running time
150 minutes

Cast (1967 TV series)Edit

Cast (1978 TV series)Edit

Cast (1990 TV mini-series)Edit

Cast (2003 TV series)Edit

Cast (2019 TV mini-series)Edit


21st Mainichi Film Award[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  2. ^ 21 1966年 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-08.

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