Buddha

Buddha

139 mins | Drama | Oct. 31, 1961

An Indian prince leaves his world of comfort and riches behind to wander and meditate for six years in search of spiritual enlightenment. Siddartha (Cojoin Hong) turns his back on the old religion when people are starving needlessly and holy rituals include human sacrifices. During his meditations, he is tempted by erotic dancing women, demons, and the evil machinations of his criminal cousin. Devastate to attain the spiritual perfection and become the Buddha. He travels to convert followers by his kindness and wisdom, gaining a multitude of believers when he stops an elephant from crushing a local priest. Buddha of course goes on to become one of the great religious leaders of the world.

Buddha

139 mins | Drama | Oct. 31, 1961

Buddha
An Indian prince leaves his world of comfort and riches behind to wander and meditate for six years in search of spiritual enlightenment. Siddartha (Cojoin Hong) turns his back on the old religion when people are starving needlessly and holy rituals include human sacrifices. During his meditations, he is tempted by erotic dancing women, demons, and the evil machinations of his criminal cousin. Devastate to attain the spiritual perfection and become the Buddha. He travels to convert followers by his kindness and wisdom, gaining a multitude of believers when he stops an elephant from crushing a local priest. Buddha of course goes on to become one of the great religious leaders of the world.
Producers Daiei Motion Picture Co., Ltd.
Original title 釈迦
Directors Kenji Misumi, Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Akira Inoue
Writers Fuji Yahiro

Cast

Raizō Ichikawa

as Kunala

Shintarō Katsu

as Devadatta

Kōjirō Hongō

as Siddhartha

Hiroshi Kawaguchi

as Ajashartu

Keizô Kawasaki

as Upali

Hajime Mitamura

as Shariputra

Matasaburô Niwa

as Sanna

Ryûzô Shimada

as Bhutika

Jôji Tsurumi

as Aaraama

Shirô Ôtsuji

as Kalodayin

Yoshirô Kitahara

as Kaundinya

Jun Negami

as Mahakashyapa

Koreya Senda

as Shuddhodana

Eijirō Tōno

as Suratha

Bontarō Miake

as Channa

Toshio Chiba

as Graha

Ryuichi Ishii

as Bandhu

Yoichi Funaki

as Maudgaliputra

Osamu Maruyama

as Jivaka

San'emon Arashi

as Raayana

Mitsugu Terashima

as Grand Chamberlain

Yûsaku Terashima

as Fortuneteller

Gen Shimizu

as Kisaka

Kōichi Katsuragi

as Suprabuddha

Ryônosuke Azuma

as Bashpa

Okuyama Asao

as Old man

Kinya Ichikawa

as Chunda

Shintarō Nanjō

as Mahanaman

Seishirō Hara

as Bhadrika

Saburo Date

as Ashvajit

Ikkei Tamaki

as Man in crowd 2

Yukio Horikita

as Guard A

Fumihiko Yokoyama

as Man in crowd 1

Masayoshi Kikuno

as Man in crowd 3

Hajime Koshikawa

as Man in crowd 4

Bonta Maru

as Young Buddhist priest of Aburaya

Yûji Hamada

as Guard B

Ganjiro Nakamura

as Ashoka

Jukai Ichikawa

as Bimbisara

Machiko Kyō

as Nandabala

Tamao Nakamura

as Auttami

Charito Solis

as Yashodara

Junko Kano

as Matangi

Fujiko Yamamoto

as Usha

Isuzu Yamada

as Kalideva

Yumeji Tsukioka

as Takshakara

Haruko Sugimura

as Vaidehi

Mieko Kendo

as Amana

Reiko Fujiwara

as Child's Mother

Tokiko Mita

as Sari

Hiromi Ichida

as Naccha

Michiko Ai

as Kalika

Reiko Kongō

as Sabhaya

Kimiko Tachibana

as Amita