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Kainan 1890 (2015)

True story of two key events in Turkish-Japanese relationship, which deepened the friendship between two nations.


Mitsutoshi Tanaka


Eriko Komatsu (screenplay), Eriko Komatsu
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seiyô Uchino Seiyô Uchino ... Dr. Motosoda Tamura
Kenan Ece ... Lieutenant Mustafa / Murat
Shioli Kutsuna ... Haru / Harumi (as Shiori Kutsuna)
Alican Yücesoy ... Bekir Çavus
Shunsuke Daitô Shunsuke Daitô ... Shintaro
Ayako Kobayashi Ayako Kobayashi ... Tome
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Yutaka Nomura
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa ... Yuki
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Mayor Sato
Ayumi Takano Ayumi Takano ... Michi Kimura (Japanese mother in Tehran)
Naoto Takenaka ... Dr. Kudo
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... Takeshita
Rino Katase ... Sato
Yukiyoshi Ozawa ... Gentaro Fujimoto
Takayuki Takuma Takayuki Takuma ... Kimura


Ertugrul, launched in 1863, was a sailing frigate of the Ottoman Navy. While returning from a goodwill voyage from Japan in 1890, she encountered a typhoon off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture, subsequently drifted into a reef and sank. The maritime accident resulted in the loss of 533 sailors, including Admiral Ali Osman Pasha. Only sixty-nine sailors and officers survived and returned home later aboard two Japanese corvettes. The event is still commemorated as a foundation stone of Japanese-Turkish friendship. Wikipedia.

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Japan | Turkey


Japanese | Turkish | English

Release Date:

5 December 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Higashi no taiyô, nishi no tsuki See more »

Filming Locations:

Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great graphic good plot but over-exaggerating
5 October 2016 | by qq754190805See all my reviews

I don't know if you ever seen many Japanese emotional dramas/movies before, but this film is very much a typical one. Their intentions for peace and love are great, but I don't understand why people will gather around in neat queue to sing a certain song??That would be for cinematic effect I assume.

Though I agree that Japanese movies are way better than most Chinese movies these days, but just don't make movies like you're making a Jap cartoon k?

Either way, it is very great to see those artistic pictures and to know about this history. Less dramas and tears would make this movie a 8 score good movie.

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