Tattoo Ari

Tattoo Ari (TATTOO<刺青>あり) is a 1982 Japanese film directed by Banmei Takahashi. The film was based on the life of Akiyoshi Umekawa.[1]

Tattoo Ari
Directed byBanmei Takahashi
StarringRyudo Uzaki
CinematographyYuichi Nagata
Edited byJunichi Kikuchi
Distributed byArt Theater Guild (ATG) / Takahashi Pro
Release date
  • June 5, 1982 (1982-06-05)



Director Banmei Takahashi was at this point a veteran director of pink films with a resume of about 40 movies. This film in the action genre represents a new direction for Takahashi. Tattoo Ari was a critical and box-office hit and with his award for Best Director from the Yokohama Film Festival launched Takahashi on a mainstream career.[2] The female lead in Tattoo Ari, Keiko Sekine, was Banmei Takahashi's wife and later acted under the name Keiko Takahashi.[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

4th Yokohama Film Festival[4]


  1. ^ Morioka, Toshiyuki. 森岡流名前のつけ方 (in Japanese). Straydog. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  2. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 427. ISBN 1-889288-52-7.
  3. ^ Weisser, p.234
  4. ^ 第4回ヨコハマ映画祭 1982年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
  5. ^ 1982年度 日本映画ベストテン (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2010-01-14.

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