Born in Tokyo in 1949. As a student at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Kenji Takama started working as a camera assistant at the Wakamatsu Productions, then later started shooting commercials as a cameraman, and his first full director of photography duty was Gassan (1978). He got scholarship for the Artists' Training Program of the Culture Agency,... See full bio »

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1999 - Nen no natsu yasumi Cinematographer
Docchini suruno Cinematographer
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 2019 Vamp
 2016 Visiting Grave (Short)
 2015 Koi suru hyakunin isshu (TV Mini-Series)
 2014 Kyoto Elegy
 2014 Kuu neru futari sumu futari (TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2014)
- Episode #1.7 (2014)
- Episode #1.6 (2014)
- Episode #1.5 (2014)
- Episode #1.4 (2014)
 2013 Chichi no kôzu (Short)
 2011 Shea hausu
 2011 Jazz Jii Men
 2011 Shiniyuku tsuma tono tabiji (director of photography)
 2010 Azamijô no lullaby (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Lullaby (2010)
- Karada no kioku (2010)
- Tsuki no hotaru (2010)
- Akai kutsu (2010)
 2010 Haru's Journey (director of photography)
 2010 Kiri no hata (TV Movie)
 2009 Pride
 2008 6 Jikango ni kimi wa shinu (TV Movie)
 2008 Sunshine Days
 2008 The Door Is Still Closed (TV Movie)
 2008 Wild Life (TV Movie)
 2007 Seirei no mori (Short)
 2007 The Hole
 2007 Sunshine Days (TV Series)
 2007 Kotatsu neko
 2006 Death Note: The Last Name (director of photography)
 2006/II Ulysses
 2005 9/10
 2005 Holyland (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 Synesthesia
 2005 Fantastipo
 2004 Mousugu haru
 2004 Shômei kumagai gakkô (Documentary)
 2003 Iden & Tity
 2003 Shirayuri Club Tokyo e iku (Documentary)
 2001 Saiaku (TV Movie)
 2000 Crossfire
 1999 Nabbie no koi (director of photography)
 1994 Hit the Goal
 1991 Kaze no kuni
 1991 Traffic Jam
 1989 Boku no iru machi (Documentary short)
 1986 Akua no shouzou: Yokohama Suidou monogatari (Documentary short)
 1979 Gassan
 1975 Atman (Short)
 1969 Seishun densetsu joron (Short)
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Kenji Takaharu

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Translated "Masters of Light," a book on cinematographer written by Dennis Schaefer & Larry Salvato. Wrote "Shiina's Movies & Koki's Movies," a book on the making of movies by 2 directors he shot for. Wrote "What's D.P.?," a book on Director of Photography publiished by Shobunsha Press. See more »

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